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The Benny Goodman Story

Rating:G
Genre:Drama, Musical
Release Date:February 21, 1956
Running time:116 minutes
Cast:Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson
Director:Valentine Davies
Writer:Valentine Davies

Description: Steve Allen makes his dramatic film debut in The Benny Goodman Story. Outside of Goodman's conflicts with his parents over his career choice, and his early frustration over not being able to play his kind of music, the film tends to be more a series of musical highlights than a biography. The film features guest appearances by Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Harry James, Martha Tilton, Ziggy Elman, and Sammy Davis Sr. (as Fletcher Henderson).~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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