From the beginning of Danny Kaye’s film career, Sylvia Fine worked behind the scenes with producers and directors to write songs that highlighted Kaye’s unique talents. Her work was used in ten of Kaye’s feature-length Hollywood films. In the earlier films, Fine’s contributions were a mixture of previously written material from Kaye’s stage shows and new compositions. As more films were produced, she was asked to write more. Fine’s material for Kaye expanded from witty patter songs to ballads and ensembles. Two films in which her work was heavily featured were The Court Jester (1955) and The Five Pennies (1959).