Benny Goodman Story (DVD)

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Description

Musical biopic of the clarinetist known as the 'King of Swing', Benny Goodman. Featuring all his most memorable music, the story follows Goodman (Steve Allen) from his childhood in Chicago up until his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Includes guest appearances by many of the great performers of the era including members of Goodman's band (Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ben Pollack, Edward 'Kid' Ory and Lionel Hampton) along with Harry James, Martha Tilton and Ziggy Elman.

Product Details

Barcode
5060000402780
Department
Movies & TV
Released
20 Oct 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Eureka
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
Runtime
116 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Benny Goodman Story
Release Year
1955
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / Musicals / Achievers / Character Study / Jazz / Music (General) / True Story
Ratings
IMDb
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
71% 73%
Synopsis
The music's the thing in this glossy life of Benny Goodman - and the swinging clarinet great himself supplied the sounds. The story follows Goodman from his modest upbringing in Chicago through romance and marriage to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall. Jazz buff Allen has just the right bookish kind of hep, and Harry James and Gene Krupa are among the musical cameos.
Poster
Poster for Benny Goodman Story
Cast & Crew
Director
Valentine Davies
Star
Steve Allen / Herbert Anderson / Sammy Davis Sr. / Berta Gersten / David Kasday / Gene Krupa / Donna Reed / Robert F. Simon / Barry Truex / Dick Winslow
Composer
Harold Brown / Joseph Gershenson / Alan Harding / Henry Mancini / Sol Yaged
Producer
Aaron Rosenberg
Director of Photography
William Daniels
Editor
Russell Schoengarth
Costume Designer
Bill Thomas
Writer
Valentine Davies