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18 Ratings

The Five Pennies

Directed by Melville Shavelson
United States, 1959
Comedy, Drama, Musical


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 pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz.

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The Five Pennies Directed by Melville Shavelson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography, Color

Writers Guild of America

1960 | Winner: Best Written American Musical (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1960 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Female

1960 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Musical

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