A quartet of classic Danny Kaye movies are now available on iTunes from Paramount Home Media. The four films are: the Oscar-nominated Red Nichols biopic The Five Pennies (1959), the musical comedy On the Double (1961), the caper/comedy Knock on Wood (1954) and The Court Jester (1955), which is one of his quintessential performances as a bumbling but sweet performer.  Out of this foursome, The Five Pennies probably is most adult (although it also features an appearance by Louis Armstrong) and The Court Jester serves as the best introduction to Kaye.

Here is probably his most famous scene

These releases are part of the Danny Kaye Centennial celebration and this year also is the 60th anniversary of Kaye being the UNICEF ambassador (not only was he a hilarious performer but he was a great humanitarian too).