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The Benny Goodman Story (1956)



The Benny Goodman Story

(1956)

Biography / Drama / Musical / Romance

116 minutes

Directed by Valentine Davies

Cast:

Steve Allen as Benny Goodman 
Donna Reed as Alice Hammond 
Berta Gersten as Mama Goodman 
Barry Truex as Benny Goodman at age 16  
Herbert Anderson as John Hammond Jr. 
Robert F. Simon as Papa Dave Goodman 
Hy Averback as Willard Alexander
Sammy Davis Sr. as Fletcher Henderson 
Dick Winslow as Gil Rodin 
Shepard Menken as Harry Goodman 
Jack Kruschen as 'Murph' Podolsky  
Wilton Graff as John Hammond Sr. 
Fred Essler as Professor Schoepp 
David Kasday as Benny Goodman at age 10  
John Erman as Harry Goodman at age 16

A biopic of swing band leader Benny Goodman from age 10 to his famous Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. Some of the scenes in the film are not accurate, but the music is the same and nothing but great. Many guest appearances by great musicians of the time.

The Benny Goodman Story trailer


Directors:
Actors: Steve Allen, Jack Kruschen, Donna Reed, Robert F. Simon
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Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman
Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman
Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman
Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman
Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman


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