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

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

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