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The Best Danny Kaye Movies

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List of the best Danny Kaye movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Danny Kaye's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Danny Kaye movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny Kaye movies will be at the top of the list. Danny Kaye has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny Kaye movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Danny Kaye films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Danny Kaye role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Danny Kaye performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List includes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Inspector General and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Danny Kaye movies?" and "What are the greatest Danny Kaye roles of all time?"
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    The Court Jester

    Angela Lansbury, Danny Kaye
    The Court Jester is a 1955 musical-comedy film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil...  more

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    #180 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#603 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    White Christmas

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye
    White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and...  more

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    #1109 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#17 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Boris Karloff, Danny Kaye
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short...  more
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    Hans Christian Andersen

    Danny Kaye, Farley Granger
    Hans Christian Andersen is a 1952 Hollywood musical film directed by Charles Vidor, with...  more
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    The Inspector General

    Danny Kaye, Elsa Lanchester
    The Inspector General is a 1949 Technicolor musical comedy film. It stars Danny Kaye and was...  more
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    The Five Pennies

    Louis Armstrong, Tuesday Weld
    The Five Pennies was a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as cornet player and...  more
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    Wonder Man

    Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo
    Wonder Man is a 1945 musical film starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. It is based on a...  more
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    A Song Is Born

    Louis Armstrong, Danny Kaye
    A Song Is Born is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with...  more
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    Me and the Colonel

    Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens
    Me and the Colonel is a 1958 film based on the play Jacobowsky und der Oberst by Franz Werfel....  more
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    Knock on Wood

    Danny Kaye, Torin Thatcher
    Knock on Wood is a 1954 comedy starring Danny Kaye and Mai Zetterling. Other actors in the...  more
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    Merry Andrew

    Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli
    Merry Andrew is a 1958 American musical film directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd and...  more
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    Up in Arms

    Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore
    Up in Arms is a film directed by Elliott Nugent released on Mar 27, 1944....  more
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    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Danny Kaye, Cyril Ritchard
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    The Kid from Brooklyn

    Danny Kaye, Eve Arden
    The Kid from Brooklyn is a 1946 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and...  more
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    Pinocchio

    Danny Kaye, Flip Wilson
    Pinocchio is a 1976 TV movie....  more
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    On the Double

    Danny Kaye, Diana Dors
    On The Double is a 1961 film, directed by Melville Shavelson, who also wrote the screenplay...  more
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    Peter Pan

    Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye
    Peter Pan was a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't...  more
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    On the Riviera

    Gene Tierney, Danny Kaye
    On the Riviera is a 1951 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by...  more
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    Skokie

    Eli Wallach, Carl Reiner
    Skokie is a 1981 television movie directed by Herbert Wise, based on the real life NSPA...  more
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    The Man from the Diner's Club

    Danny Kaye, Telly Savalas
    The Man from the Diners' Club is a 1963 comedy film starring Danny Kaye, directed by Frank...  more
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    Here Comes Peter Cottontail

    Vincent Price, Danny Kaye
    Here Comes Peter Cottontail is a 1971 Easter stop-motion television special made by...  more

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    The Madwoman of Chaillot

    Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner
    The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 American satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth...  more