• The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

The Gene Krupa Story

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 2004

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

This musical biopic is based on the life of Gene Krupa (Sal Mineo), the famed jazz drummer. His Catholic parents want him to be a priest, but Krupa rebels and moves away to make it as a musician in New York City, along with his friend Eddie (James Darren). He eventually falls for a girl, Ethel (Susan Kohner). But the seductions of other women, drugs and fame -- plus a lack of a formal music education -- put a strain on his personal and professional life, and Krupa must re-examine his goals.

Cast: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren

Director: Don Weis

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Melodramatic, Underdog, Love, Emotional, New York City, Transformation, Rise, Friend, Girlfriend, Temptation, Touching