The Gene Krupa Story

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Running Time: 102 mins.
Genre: Biopic, Musical


Sal Mineo

Susan Kohner

James Darren

Susan Oliver

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This musical biopic is based on the life of Gene Krupa, 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. He eventually falls for a girl, Ethel. 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.