The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
The Benny Goodman Story
Biography / Drama / Musical / Romance
Directed by Valentine Davies
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
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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.