The Benny Goodman Story Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for The Benny Goodman Story the Movie

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The life and music of Swing Era bandleader Benny Goodman is recounted in this popular bio-pic. Covering Benny's career from his child prodigy days to his monumental 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, the movie's soggy plot machinations are redeemed by a non-stop music track featuring the real Benny and an all-star lineup.

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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Musicians, Jazz & Blues
Cast
Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Kid Ory, Ben Pollack, Harry James, Stan Getz, Teddy Wilson, Martha Tilton
Director
Valentine Davies
Music
Henry Mancini
Producer
Mark Huffam

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