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The Five Pennies (1959) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Melville Shavelson

Writing Credits  

Jack Rose ... (screenplay) and
Melville Shavelson ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Smith ... (story)
 
Red Nichols ... (suggested by the life of) (as Loring 'Red' Nichols)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Danny Kaye ... 'Red' Nichols
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Willa Stutsman
Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong
Harry Guardino ... Tony Valani
Bob Crosby ... Wil Paradise
Bobby Troup ... Artie Schutt
Susan Gordon ... Dorothy Nichols - Ages 6 to 8
Tuesday Weld ... Dorothy Nichols - Age 13
Ray Anthony ... Jimmy Dorsey
Shelly Manne ... Dave Tough
Ray Daley Ray Daley ... Glenn Miller
Valerie Allen ... Tommye Eden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Musician (uncredited)
Babette Bain Babette Bain ... Rehabilitation Patient (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer (uncredited)
Sheryn Banks Sheryn Banks ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Earl Barton ... Choreographer (uncredited)
Henry Beau Henry Beau ... (uncredited)
Francesca Bellini Francesca Bellini ... (uncredited)
John Benson ... Musician (uncredited)
Alexander Campbell ... Doctor (uncredited)
Cindy Carol ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Lesley-Marie Colburn ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Ira Cook Ira Cook ... Announcer (uncredited)
Evelyn Cotton Evelyn Cotton ... Nurse (uncredited)
Gabriel Curtiz Gabriel Curtiz ... Lou - Maitre d' (uncredited)
Paul Francis DeRolf Paul Francis DeRolf ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Lynn Fields Lynn Fields ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Ned Glass ... Murray (uncredited)
Herschel Graham Herschel Graham ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Don Gray Don Gray ... Waiter (uncredited)
Norman Lee Harris Norman Lee Harris ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Len Hendry Len Hendry ... Producer (uncredited)
Charles Herbert ... Patient (uncredited)
Bob Hope ... Himself - Leaving Brown Derby Restaurant (uncredited)
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Dennis Kerlee Dennis Kerlee ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Hugh Lawrence ... Producer (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine Robert Locke Lorraine ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... Musician (uncredited)
Sidney Marion Sidney Marion ... Ship Worker (uncredited)
Joe McTurk Joe McTurk ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Toby Michaels ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson ... Producer (uncredited)
Red Nichols ... Clicquot Club Eskimo (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Alan Paige Alan Paige ... Musician (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie Yvonne Peattie ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jack Pepper Jack Pepper ... Ship Worker (uncredited)
Peter Potter Peter Potter ... Announcer (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe Frank Radcliffe ... Speciality Dancer (uncredited)
William Remick William Remick ... Doctor (uncredited)
Duncan Richardson Duncan Richardson ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Susan Seaforth Hayes ... Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Richard Shavelson Richard Shavelson ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Producer (uncredited)
Paul Sullivan Paul Sullivan ... Richard Wilson (uncredited)
Blanche Sweet ... Headmistress of School (uncredited)
Terry Terrill Terry Terrill ... Musician (uncredited)
Sid Troy Sid Troy ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Lizanne Truex Lizanne Truex ... Blonde Charleston Dancer (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo ... Barber (uncredited)
June White June White ... Teacher (uncredited)
Dick Whittinghill ... Announcer (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jack Rose ... producer

Music by 

Leith Stevens ... (music scored by)

Cinematography by 

Daniel L. Fapp ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Frank P. Keller ... (edited by)

Casting By 

Bert McKay ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Tambi Larsen
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by 

Sam Comer
Grace Gregory

Costume Design by 

Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department 

Nellie Manley ... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Bud Bashaw Jr. ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Shay ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management 

Frank Caffey ... production manager (uncredited)
Edgar Fay ... unit manager: New York (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Charles Woolstenhulme ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Richard Caffey ... assistant director
Ralph Axness ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Dale Coleman ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Harry F. Hogan ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Loyd Bradley ... props (uncredited)
Morey Goodman ... leadman (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Earl Olin ... props (uncredited)
Don Stalker ... stand-by painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist
John Wilkinson ... sound recordist
Howard Beals ... sound editor (uncredited)
A.D. Cook ... sound cableman (uncredited)
Bud Fehlman ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Rocky Nelson ... sound boom man (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

W. Wallace Kelley ... photography: second unit
James Grant ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Julian Hilson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Knott ... camera operator (uncredited)
Loren Nutten ... best boy (uncredited)
Glen E. Richardson ... stills (uncredited)
Irmin Roberts ... photography: second unit (uncredited)
Herb Welts ... company grip (uncredited)
Stanley Williams ... gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Bill Greenwald ... casting (uncredited)
Olive Long ... casting secretary (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Hazel Hegarty ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Robert Magahay ... costumer (uncredited)
John Noble ... wardrobe: man (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

George Hoyningen-Huene ... color coordinator (as Hoyningen-Huene)

Music Department 

Red Nichols ... musician: Danny Kaye's trumpet solos
Leith Stevens ... conductor
Tommy Jones ... coach: cornet (uncredited)
Jean Vincent Plummer ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Sam Prager ... vocal coach (uncredited)
Troy Sanders ... music advisor (uncredited)
Jack Sperling ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Earl Barton ... choreographer
Sylvia Fine ... associate to the producer
George Hoyningen-Huene ... titles created by (as Hoyningen-Huene)
Hal C. Kern ... production assistant
Richard Mueller ... technicolor color consultant
George Annan ... craft service (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... dialect coach (uncredited)
Jerome Hill ... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Muriel Jennings ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Grady Johnson ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Bob McElwaine ... publicist (uncredited)
Lizanne Truex ... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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