The Gene Krupa Story


The Gene Krupa Story

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The early development of jazz drummer Gene Krupa is chronicled in this somewhat fictionalized musical biography. Rejecting his father's plan for him to join the priesthood, Krupa instead embraces music, where he wins fame -- and experiences its dark side, including drug addiction.


Sal Mineo
as Gene Krupa
Susan Kohner
as Ethel Maguire
James Darren
as Eddie Sirota
Susan Oliver
as Dorissa Dinell
Yvonne Craig
as Gloria Corregio
Lawrence Dobkin
as Speaker Willis
Red Nichols
as Himself
Bobby Troup
as Tommy Dorsey
Anita O'Day
as Herself
Shelly Manne
as Davey Tough
Ruby Lane
as Blues Singer
Gavin MacLeod
as Ted Krupa
Buddy Lester
as Himself
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