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The Gene Krupa Story (1959)



The Gene Krupa Story

aka Drum Crazy

(1959)

Biography / Drama / Musical

101 minutes

Directed by Don Weis

Cast:

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 
Celia Lovsky as Mother 
Red Nichols as Himself 
Bobby Troup as Tommy Dorsey 
Anita O'Day as Herself
Shelly Manne as Davey Tough 
Buddy Lester as Himself 

A biopic on legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa. Gene wanted to play drums and make music ever since he was a young boy, but his parents disapproved of his hobby. They wanted him to become a priest and when Gene’s father dies, he promises to become a priest. Gene didn’t feel like himself in the priesthood and left to join his friend Eddie's band. Eddie's girlfriend, Ethel, convinces Gene to go to New York where she knows he will make a name for himself. They all leave for New York and Ethel and Gene fall in love. Gene makes it big there, but turns to the bottle and drugs. Ethel leaves him and Gene must decide what to do with his life. 

The Gene Krupa Story trailer


Directors:
Actors: Yvonne Craig, James Darren, Lawrence Dobkin, Susan Kohner, Sal Mineo
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Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
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Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester
Matinee Classics - The Gene Krupa Story starring Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day, Shelly Manne and Buddy Lester


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