From the finger snapping sequence through the end of the film is one long build up with increasingly outrageous situations, until we finally arrive at pandemonium, complete with tens of acrobatic midgets battling a cadre of knights in a scene remarkably prescient of the anarchic screwball comedies of the latter half of the 1960s. With regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Highlights: Danny portrays a man who tries to assemble a bicycle as a Christmas gift for his son. It's always that we with movie comedians who play nebbishes, but funny nebbishes whether it's Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis or Danny Kaye. This is doubtless Danny Kaye's comedic magnum opus. However, Hawkins is already in love with the only woman fromtheir guerilla group back in the forest, Capt.
With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. Only the Black Fox can restore the true king to the throne--and all he needs is the king's key to a secret tunnel. Kaye is absolutely hysterical, whether he's singing and dancing a big production number with a band of midgets or jousting with a rival knight while wearing a magnetized suit of armor. Danny's guests for his final show are Robert Morley and the vocal Arbors Quartet. The lyrics of some of the sings are really good. Everyone should by now know the plot: once the hapless carnivalentertainer Hubert Hawkins Danny Kaye assumes the identity ofthe new court jester Giacomo who happens to well deserve hisreputation as a skillful assassin , Hawkins is thrown into one courtintrigue after another, each beyond his control or understanding.
This film was Danny Kaye's biggest success as a musical comedy. You were under contract to Paramount? Eddy sings two solo songs. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. Danny, Burl and Barbara sing together. You'll never find afalse moment in his performance either, and that's something that isdiscernible in his eyes; it's that twinkle of laughter and love in his eyesthat separates and elevates him from so many other performers, in whom youwill often find a pretentiousness upon close scrutiny. Onceseen, it is impossible to forget the repetitive flipping scene used toobtain more converts.
With a cast as experienced and strong as Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, and Glynnis Johns, such a terrific script and rich visuals, you can't go wrong with this film, whether you're 4, 24 or 64! With regulars Joyce Van Patten, Harvey Korman and Victoria Meyerlink. Cerni Well, this is of course a regular feature in the United States every year and he has been very actively promoting it in various years. Q: How were the episodes chosen? George tells Danny stories about vaudeville which cause Danny to break up. For some real laughs, justcall for a Kaye comedy: Completely conducive to contemporary conviviality. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. The filmhas impacted me significantly.
Highlights: Danny plays bashful Jerome I. The real key to the success of this movie is, of course, the multi-talentedDanny Kaye, who sings, dances, jokes and mugs his way through one of hisbest performances ever. This is a wonderfully old fashioned family comedy that despite it's agestill feels freshly funny and acts to show us how crude and ham-fistedcomedies such as American Pie etc really are. We have not repeated any new episode on Thursday night. I was about 15 years of age and was a big time Hollywood fan.
It depends on how the individual feels at the time. The list of possibilities is endless. Danny portrays the shy Jerome who sends his pal Arnold Harvey Korman to meet his fiancee Shirley at a perfume counter, but Arnold misses the scent. He would go and even if one of the actors had a problem, Danny would go ahead and rehearse with him, calm him down. The great not dame yet or honored at all Glynis Johns plays maid Jean. But my recollection of Danny as a person: very business-like, very attentive, cordial, a real gentleman.
He was always a great comedian. I checked in on him after the interview, and that year he sent me a Christmas card. I think that it was, but the other way is called a direct recording. Yes that is saying a lot, but this film has everything. Danny portrays a window washer who becomes involved in an espionage plot. Alvord, the advance manager, furiously worked weeks ahead to book midnight shows at theaters in any town their train would stop. But Sylvia was there, I think, whenever Danny needed her or whenever she wanted to be there.
The cast is excellent, even if some members such severely underused, such as Carradine and to an extent Rathbone. Frank Gorshin plays a pushy business executive named Hubert Fink in a skit with Danny. As the song says it does end like a fairy tale, though I dowonder just what became of Angela Lansbury. With regulars Joyce Van Patten and Harvey Korman. The success of hisRavenhurst, however, lies in the fact that he plays him straight, without ahint of the humor or parody inherent in the character as presented withinthe context of this story. The biggest cost overruns came from the picture going dramatically over-schedule.