Cinema: Also Showing

The Five Pennies (Dena; Paramount). The basic trouble with movie biographies of famed jazz musicians is that the camera is not a horn. What matters about the average music man is the music he makes; what he does with the rest of his life is sometimes too dull for words or too rich for the censor. And since good music is seldom enough to make up for a bad story, the smart moviemaker tries to strengthen his corn section with a couple of side men. In this case, the added attractions are Danny Kaye and Louis ("Satchmo") Armstrong, who have a...

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