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The Benny Goodman Story (1956)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5060000402780
Released: 20th October 2008
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: EKA40278
Category: Feature, Musical
Format: DVD / Normal
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Story: Musical biopic of the clarinetist known as the 'King of Swing', Benny Goodman. Featuring all his most memorable music, the story follows Goodman (Steve Allen) from his childhood in Chicago up until his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Includes guest appearances by many of the great performers of the era including members of Goodman's band (Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ben Pollack, Edward 'Kid' Ory and Lionel Hampton) along with Harry James, Martha Tilton and Ziggy Elman.

Starring: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr, Dick Winslow

Directed by: Valentine Davies

Music by: Harold Brown, Alan Harding, Fletcher Henderson, Sol Yaged

Produced by: Aaron Rosenberg

Written by: Valentine Davies

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Eureka

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