P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2021:57  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE  PENNIES 6/16 As Nicholsg!ambitions take flight, we see Danny Kaye in a brief tour de force with little dialogue but a lot of comic happsohngs as he is shunted from one ridiculous band to the other. All this comes to an end when he is the trumpeteering Canadian Club Mountie and falls off his horse. It seems Red Nichols and wife Bobby are at rockbottom. But this is a romantic musical and just around the corner is a break m!jn the shape of five other musicians (including Glenn Miller) who will become Red Nichols and The Five Pennies band.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2023:10  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE  PENNIES 9/16 As Dorothy slowly recovers, Nichols' career as the best cornet player - bar the great Louis Armstrong - declines. @fd unfortunately, so does the film's ability to hold attention - —t all gets rather mushy and sentimental. You find yourself wishing for the first 4! minutes of the film again so as to enjoy the Dixieland-style arrangement of When The Saints Go Marching In. But again, romantic musicals never let you down and ydt another happy event is around the corner for Red Nichols in the form of a comeback - both for him and Dorothy.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2003:12  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE  PENNIES 10/16 Throughout the film, Danny Kaye steals the limelight with his perfect mix of pathos, comedy and just plain great acting. Barbara Bel Geddes (better known now as Miss Ellie from Dallas) does a good job of supporting Kaye and the young Tuesday £jld is very beguiling. But for me, the absolute highlight of the movie was seeing Louis Armstrong in action, crooning in his rusty voice and really showing you how a trumpet is played. Overall, it's the sort of film you could watch twice - and I did!  By Sally Reidy-Crofts 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2018:02              MJ        M      SCENE FOUR                          N    Details follow  
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2000:22   PRIZE N QUIZ!!! 12/16 Here at Ta£— Four, we're just itching to give away a video so we've come up with an excuse. The video in question is SPLASH!, a side-splitting comedy which, despite its appallingly trite posters, managed to win over the critics and the public ali£— when it hit the silver screen. After having been good box-office &—ws for its ma+—rs, SPLASH! has now gone on to do megabuck business in the video shops. @gd we're offering you one FRED !!  Question follows 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2000:57   PRIZE  QUIZ!!! 13/16 To win a video of SPLASH!, all you have to do —s answer the following simple question: What is the name of the actress who plays the lead female role in SPLASH! The competition closes on May 12th, and the first correct answer out of the hat wins the video. And there'll be consolation prizes for five runners-up, who'll each get a copy of hlliam Goldman's excellent book Adventures In The Screen Trade. Address and how to enter in a sec 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2019:13   PRIZE   QUIZ!!! 14 6 To enter the competition, send your answer together with your f—ld and address to: Take Four Competition 4-Tel Teletext Channel 4 60 Charlotte Street London W1P 2AX Please state whether you would li£— a VHS gp Bet!Dax video.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2000:11   WRITE  IN 16/16 What do you think of the films shown on Channel 4# @re they good, bad or ugly? And what about our reviews - are they brilliant or half-witted? Ghy not write to us and let us know how 8ou feel, at: Take Four 4-Tel Teletext Channel 4 60 Charlotte Street London W1P 2AX  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2020:21                       P                ON 4-TEL             ,,,         p          M                           
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2020:07   CONTENTS   2/16 dlcome to Take Four, 4-Tel's mini following pages you can find: - Sally Reidy-Crofts reviews The Five Pennies, a musical starring t(— multi-talented Danny Kaye, which yoq can see tomorrow afternoon at 2.25 - WIN A VIDEO!!! AFswer one simple question and you could win a video of SPLASH - WRITE @N: Ghy not drop us a line, to let us know your heartfelt opinions about Channel 4 films or about our  More in — moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2021:02  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE  /,$ / /.%/ /*% PENNIES 4/16 Monday's film T(— Five Pennies starring the versatile Danny Kaye is loosely based on the life of cornet-player Red Nichols. But the film's strength comes from its colourful romanticised version of a rags-to-riches story rather than from any sort of fact. The inimitable Mr Kaye is called upon to ta£— on many moods in his role as Nichols from the brash and confident to the older sagacious cornet-player who still harbours a dream.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2021:00  REVIEG OF  THE FIVE  PENNIES 5/16 The first half hour of the movie - filmed in what can only be described as 'glorious technicolour' devotes itself to establishing the character N Bought quickly onto t(— scene is Barbara Bel Geddes who plays Bobby, a Brooclyn showgirl who marries Red. In almost t(— first scene, the character's catchline is establis(—d: 'One day you boys will be working for ME,' meanaFg that he, Red Nichols will be leader of his own band.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2022:20  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE  PENNIES 7/16 The film darelops into a rich musical when the Red Nichols band gets recognition. College proms, tours, rave-reviews and duets with Louis Armstrong in a cameo role bring the film to its highest point. Then a new facet is revealed in the form of a daughter - Dorothy. A golden-h—ired little cutie who beats her Dad at po+—r —t de b%paa s-old, the character of Dorothy is begging for us the —pdience to fall in love with her. And we do...thus playing right into the hands of the film's director who has plans to charge up our emotions.  More in a moment 
P445 ORACLE 445 Sun 5 May C4 2022:47  REVIEW OF  THE FIVE   PENNIES 8/16 Danny Kaye's character switches sharply from comic upstart to sentimental and guilt-ridden father of Dorothy... "One more tour" turns into tragedy for Nichols. T(— young Dorothy is struck down with poliomyelitis and associates her crippling ill&—ss with her father's absence. To reinforce t(— sudden change in mood of this musical, we are given plenty of wide-angled shots of a bleak children's ward and you can't help but begin to share the distress of the moment. And hope for a happy ending too.  More in a moment 