Search results for "Danny Kaye"

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 2002

Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 chief Easter Bunny, and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than this archrival to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Vincent Price  •  Casey Kasem  •  Paul Frees

The Court Jester (1955) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Glynis Johns  •  Basil Rathbone  •  Angela Lansbury

White Christmas (1954) RT 76% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2000

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Danny Kaye  •  Rosemary Clooney  •  Vera-Ellen

Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

The inimitable Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • History • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Farley Granger  •  Zizi Jeanmaire  •  Joseph Walsh

Knock on Wood (1954) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2010

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Torin Thatcher  •  David Burns

Merry Andrew (1958) RT Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 2011

Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli).  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Kidd
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Pier Angeli  •  Salvatore Baccaloni  •  Noel Purcell

It's a Great Feeling (1949) RT Audience 27%

DVD release: Apr 2009

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Doris Day  •  Jack Carson  •  Bill Goodwin

On the Double (1961) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2011

American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Science Fiction • War
DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Dana Wynter  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White  •  Margaret Rutherford

Wonder Man (1945) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  H. Bruce Humberstone
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Donald Woods

Up in Arms (1944) RT Audience 73%

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Dinah Shore  •  Dana Andrews  •  Constance Dowling

The Emperor's New Clothes (1972) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Aug 2002

This is one of the 'Animagical' titles from the children's film archive of Rankin/Bass. The story line is reminiscent of an earlier 1966 R/B Animagic film, 'The Daydreamer', ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Imogene Coca  •  Allen Swift

Pinocchio (1976) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Oct 2000

This musical adaptation of Pinocchio from 1976 features the incomparable talents of Danny Kaye, Sandy Duncan, Flip Wilson, and Clive Revill. Framed by the story of a young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Field  •  Sid Smith
CAST:  Sandy Duncan  •  Danny Kaye  •  Clive Revill  •  Gary Morgan

Peter Pan (1976)

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Danny Kaye  •  Paula Kelly  •  Virginia McKenna

The Inspector General (1949) RT 89% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 2000

An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Walter Slezak  •  Barbara Bates  •  Elsa Lanchester

The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) RT 20% / Audience 50%

DVD release: May 1992

An eccentric Parisian woman's optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Paul Henreid  •  Oskar Homolka  •  Yul Brynner

On the Riviera (1951) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2007

In this fast-paced remake of the Muarice Chavlier vehicle Folies Bergere, talented Danny Kaye plays both a performer and a heroic French military pilot.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Gene Tierney  •  Corinne Calvet  •  Marcel Dalio

The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) RT 60% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Vera-Ellen  •  Steve Cochran

The Five Pennies (1959) RT Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2005

The musical biopic of jazz great Red Nichols features a healthy dose of melodrama along with the melodies. As the famed Dixieland cornetist, he runs into opposition to his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Louis Armstrong  •  Harry Guardino

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Boris Karloff  •  Fay Bainter

The Man from the Diner's Club (1963)

Mobster Foots Pulardos, who operates a health gym as a front, plans to flee to Mexico to evade government tax officials. His girl friend, Sugar Pye, suggests that he first ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Cara Williams  •  Martha Hyer  •  Telly Savalas