The Benny Goodman Story (DVD)

Director: Valentine Davies

Stars: Steve Allen Donna Reed

1955 USA

Music Biography




  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1955
  • Runtime: 116
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles:
  • Genre: Music
  • SKU: EKA40278
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2008


The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this wonderful musical biography of the famed King of Swing. Featuring all the outstanding songs and instrumentals made famous by the immortal clarinetist, the story follows the innovative musician from his childhood in Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Steve Allen (Casino, The Player), Oscar winning actress Donna Reed (It’s a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity, Dallas) and Sammy Davis, Sr. star in this unforgettable tribute to Goodman and his music with performances by the original Benny Goodman Quartet (Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ben Pollack, Edward “Kid” Ory and Lionel Hampton) along with Harry James, Martha Tilton and Ziggy Elman. The priceless soundtrack highlights Goodman himself with classic renditions of “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “One O’ Clock Jump”, “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, “Moonglow”, “Goody, Goody” and many more.