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The Benny Goodman Story

The Benny Goodman Story(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.

Cast & Crew

Steve Allen Benny Goodman
Donna Reed Alice Hammond
Berta Gersten Dora Goodman
Barry Truex Benny Goodman, age 14
Herbert Anderson John Hammond
Robert F. Simon Dave Goodman
Hy Averback Willard Alexander
Sammy Davis Sr. Fletcher Henderson
Dick Winslow Gil Rodin
Shepard Menken Harry Goodman
Jack Kruschen Murph Podolsky
Wilton Graff Mr. Hammond
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Chicago, IL: 2 Feb 1956; New York opening: 21 Feb 1956; Los Angeles opening: 12 Feb 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [up to 2:1]
AFI-EB
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  115-116 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  10,463    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Benny Goodman – King of Swing

    Classic 2008-10-23

    Great movie MORE>

  • Ho Hum plot; Great music

    Oliver Cutshaw 2008-08-01

    Benny Goodman was one of the most popular and influential musicians of the Swing Era. His One O'Clock Jump and Swing, Swing, Swing are classics. But... MORE>