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4.7 out of 5 stars
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on 5 June 2009
This is a very pleasant couple of hours entertainment, loosely depicting the life and times of jazz musician Red Nicols. The movie is typical of its time and type and there is simply nothing to complain about at all - however minor. Okay! like other biopics the story line is a little bit questionable (even Red himself might have said "did I do this?" , "Did I do that?" ) But he would not have found the movie disagreeable. There is a certain poignancy through the story of Red's life, especially with the serious illness of his daughter and the abandonment of his musical career during the second world war. Happily these incidents evolve satisfactorily and won't leave you reaching for the tissues. Just a bit of moistness around the eyes maybe! Nice to see Barbara Bel Geddes (long before her Dallas days) playing Red's wife, and a youthful Tuesday Weld as his daughter (for the teenager scenes.) The music is terrific, and theres a generous amount of it too. Super to see Louis Armstrong, Bob Crosby and Ray Anthony making their contribution and other famous musical figures of the period being depicted; Glenn Miller, the Dorsey brothers and so on. Red plays his own numbers during the film and Danny Kaye does an excellent job of simulated trumpet playing. The movie is a bit schmaltzy in places but these sort of films usually are. It won't spoil your enjoyment though - and enjoy it you will !
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on 13 June 2016
A different film to Danny Kaye's out and out comedies such as "Court Jester."
This Bio is well made, how true to life I don't know but the music is good and has a good cast.
Would recommend.
Now the tech.... I watched it on Prime, the film quality was good as was the sound,
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on 5 September 2008
This film was part of the many musicals being produced by the big Hollywood studios about this time. It tells the story of a trumpet player who is successfull and then due to circustances partly of his own doing gives up music. It is well worth viewing if you are a fan of old musicals and Danny Kaye
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on 5 July 2017
A wonderful memory of my favorite Danny Kaye! Thank you so much. Mrs D.D
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on 3 March 2017
I totaly love watching any films with Danny Kaye in them
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on 1 July 2017
very good video
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on 19 May 2017
very good
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on 14 March 2017
Great to have this classic in my collection.
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on 7 September 2008
What can you say regarding Mr Kayes performance simply "you wish you had half the talent of this great entertainer" timeless classic actually being made the same year as I was being made and seen as an impressionable child at the insistance of a father who Idolised the comic genius and of the few people who like norman widom could make you feel laughter,anger,sadness,elation,tenderness and almost every other emotion in and out of the book. Every kid should see it from 1-100 years of age.
Just to remind people that not every day is a good day, And your real friends never desert you but, just lose track of you sometimes.
And louis Armstrong is a Great support too.(after being the greatest horn player ever)but thats just my opinion.
thanks for taking the time to read this
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on 5 April 2009
I bought this to replace an old worn out VHS copy. A fantastic film with fantastic songs (Many I sang to get my little girl to sleep when she was younger). It never ages and looks even better on DVD
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