The Danny Kaye Show

October 2, 1963

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Danny's guests are Jose Ferrer, Red Norvo and Henry Beckman. Highlights: A musical revue is featured that might have resulted had Shakespeare written Hamlet for television, including song & dance numbers by Hamlet (Ferrer) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern (Kaye). Also, Tony Charmoli Dancers in a jazz number to march music with a swing influence. "Gemini" sketch about two astronauts in space and "The German Officer" sketch about a private being asked to impersonate a German general captured by British Intelligence (both sketches with Kaye, Ferrer and Henry Beckman). Danny sings "Brotherhood of Man". Danny Kaye & Jose Ferrer" perform a parody with Shakespeare's, 'To Be or Not To Be' with "Macbeth the Knife". Red Norvo & His Quintet perform "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea". Danny Kaye, The Red Norvo Quintet & the Johnny Mann Singers perform "Three Blind Mice". Danny & Jose play two spacemen who try to prove that they can get along with each other while in a space capsule. Jose plays a British intelligence officer and Danny plays both a Nazi General and a British soldier.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Danny Kaye

    Himself/Host

  • José Ferrer

    Himself

  • Red Norvo

    Himself

  • Henry Beckman

    Himself

  • Paul Weston Orchestra

    Themselves

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