The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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as Benny Goodman
as John Hammond Jr.
as Alice Hammond
as Pop (Dave) Goodman
as Mom Goodman
as Pop Goodman
as Gil Rodin
as Benny Goodman at l6
as Fletcher Henderson
as Benny Goodman at 10
as William Alexander
as Mr. Hammond
as Harry Goodman
as Himself - Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall
as Himself - Drums
as Herself - Vocalist (song "And the Angels Sing")
as Himself - Vibraphone
as Himself -Trumpeter (song "And the Angels Sing")
as Himself - 1st band leader
as Himself - Pianist
as Himself (as Edward 'Kid' Ory)
as 'Murph' Podolsky - riverboat band Mgr.
as Prof Schoepp
as Harry Goodman (at 16)
as Jake Primo - mob boss
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Steve Allen, brilliant TV comic, songwriter, musician in his own right portrays the great Benny Goodman in this easy going biographical story. Many muscial greats from jazz appear in the film. REVIEWS by those like us: 100% Classic! Steve Allen does a spectacular job as Beeny Goodman, and with Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, and Teddy Wilson all playing themselves ... wow. ... 30% music's the thing in this film and the only thing worthwhile. in fact i'd recommend getting the sound track and skip the movie entirely unless you wan.. [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRq7BJ8KjnOTD2HO-G7NvmSkpG1KYcWmsucmw-bcsXBjeoE_E6oiA[/img] NOTES: 1 The film is based on the life of famed clarinetist Benny Goodman, who recorded most of the clarinet solos used in the film. 2 The film captures several major moments in Goodman's life but it has been described as less than accurate in details. For a clip from the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgMHoQG0Fxo SEE the entire film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmaXN3gTP14 [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxF4BkcqUNLN_3Z2MrNOAFPumAyVsR1_BZkfN5kFSGF8S_ov2j[/img] Directed by Valentine Davies Produced by Aaron Rosenberg Written by Valentine Davies Starring Steve Allen Donna Reed Bertha Gersten Herbert Anderson Robert F. Simon Dick Winslow Music by Joseph Gershenson Henry Mancini Sol Yaged Alan Harding Harold Brown Cinematography William Daniels Editing by Russell Schoengarth Distributed by Universal Studios Release dates February 2, 1956 Running time 116 minutes Country United States [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/88/Poster_of_the_movie_The_Benny_Goodman_Story.jpg/220px-Poster_of_the_movie_The_Benny_Goodman_Story.jpg[/img]
Classic! Steve Allen does a spectacular job as Beeny Goodman, and with Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, and Teddy Wilson all playing themselves ... wow. If you don't get lost in "One O'Clock Jump" by the end of the song, you just don't get quality music.
music's the thing in this film and the only thing worthwhile. in fact i'd recommend getting the sound track and skip the movie entirely unless you want to see an example of non-acting at its finest. too bad allen lost his day, er, night job.
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