The Benny Goodman Story Poster

Release Date: May 25th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

G|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
When a young Benny Goodman (Barry Truex) first starts taking music classes, he becomes very adept at the clarinet and gravitates towards ragtime and jazz. After playing for a few years, an older Benny (Steve Allen) gains the attention of critic John Hammond (Herbert Anderson), who champions the musician. Benny also meets John's sister, Alice (Donna Reed), and, although she initially dislikes jazz, Goodman wins her over. However, Benny's mother (Berta Gersten) does not approve of the match.

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

Director: Valentine Davies

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Inspiring, Love, Rise, Heartwarming, Sister, Endearing, Father, Mother, 1930s