Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens, Nicole Maurey
Wonder Man (1945)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen
Merry Andrew (1958)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

Director: Michael Kidd
Stars: Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
Up in Arms (1944)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The Williams brothers perform a medley of Christmas tunes then harmonize with the Osmond siblings. Andy croons "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." The Osmonds ice skate. Andy solos "... See full summary »

Director: Alan Handley
Stars: The Lennon Sisters, Claudine Longet, Lorrie Morgan
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Andy perfoms "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "The Christmas Song", among other classic tunes and celebrates Christmas with his family. The Osmond Brothers are also along to celebrate the season.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Andy Williams, Claudine Longet, Donny Osmond
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An employee at Diner's Club issues a credit card to a well-known mobster and has to retrieve it in order to keep his job.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Danny Kaye, Cara Williams, Martha Hyer
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Just watched it on gettv and it was one of the old-fashioned variety Christmas shows staring Bing Crosby, his family, Robert Goulet, Mary Costa and the Mitchell Boys Choir. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta
Stars: Robert Goulet, Mitchell Singing Boys, Mary Costa
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 Himself - Host 123 episodes, 1963-1967
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 Himself / ... 86 episodes, 1963-1967
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 Herself / ... 54 episodes, 1964-1967
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

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Hail the new season with this hour of sheer joy as Danny sings, dances and clowns with friends and guest stars. (season 2)

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The song "Life Could Not Better Be", from Danny Kaye's movie "The Court Jester", was used as the theme song for this television series (in a slightly more jazzed up version). See more »

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Referenced in Fiddler on the Roof: 30 Years of Tradition (2001) See more »

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Danny Kaye Was Never Better Than On This Show
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I remember one skit that Kaye did on this show -- he played a long-haired classical piano maestro -- in full tux and tails -- sitting down majestically on his piano stool before a full orchestra --- majestically striking the keys of the grand piano in the intro of what we -- the presumed audience -- thought would be "Thaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1", but which ended up, instead, to be "In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia". The studio audience roared. So did I. Long hair flailing about as he pounded on the keys. The orchestral musical accompaniment was worthy of any classical music concert hall or orchestra you have ever heard on NPR. This skit was a true "classic". No one does this kind of stuff any more. What a shame.


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