Cinema: Oh, Kaye

On the Double (Paramount). Danny Kaye is one of a precious clutch of performers who can still appear alone on a bare stage and hold audiences from riffraff to royalty rapt for hours. Yet Hollywood insists on ballooning his Pied Piper image with Panavision, or multiple-tracking his slap-happy sounds, or painting simple comedy in exotic new colors. His recent films, including this one, have added enough gimmicks and gewgaws to throttle Danny's vintage gitgatgittle. What was once A-OK is now beginning to seem just Oh, Kaye.

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