Cinema: The New Pictures, may 7, 1951

On the Riviera (20th Century-Fox) is that rare Hollywood accomplishment, a cinemusical whose songs, dances and laughs sparkle as brightly as its Technicolor. Set among the lavish pleasures—scenic and feminine—of the French Riviera, the movie serves a fat double helping of Danny Kaye, playing both a brash U.S. entertainer and a debonair French hero whom women cannot resist.

Kaye, who is mimic, comic, dancer and singer, seems to have too many talents to play just one part per movie (other films in which he had multiple identities: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,...

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