The Benny Goodman Story


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Running Time: 116 mins.
Genre: Biopic

Cast:
Steve Allen
Donna Reed
Berta Gersten
Herbert Anderson

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Summary:
When a young Benny Goodman 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 gains the attention of critic John Hammond, who champions the musician. Benny also meets John's sister, Alice, and, although she initially dislikes jazz, Goodman wins her over. However, Benny's mother does not approve of the match.