The Five Pennies | 1958

Musical, Biopic
True life chronicle of Jazz great Loring "Red" Nichols who grew from obscurity to become one of the great horn players of 1920s Dixieland, but then faced personal crisis when his daughter came down with polio. He quit ...more

Cast

... Loring "Red" Nichols

Actor

... Bobbie Meredith

Actor

... Himself

Actor

... Wil Paradise

Actor

... Tony Valani

Actor

... Dorothy Nichols--age 6

Actor

... Dorothy Nichols--age 12-14

Actor

... Tommye Eden

Actor

... Jimmy Dorsey

Actor

... Dave Tough

Actor

... Arthur Schutt

Actor

... Glenn Miller

Actor

Company

Dena Productions

Production Company

Hoyningen-Huene

Production Company

Synopsis

True life chronicle of Jazz great Loring "Red" Nichols who grew from obscurity to become one of the great horn players of 1920s Dixieland, but then faced personal crisis when his daughter came down with polio. He quit his music career to care for her, but then made a well-known comeback.

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