Benny Goodman Story film Product Information
|Category||Dramas DVDs, Music (General) Movies, Children/Family Videos, Biography, Musical, Jazz, True Story, Character Study, Achievers|
|Starring||Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Gene Krupa, Herbert Anderson, Sammy Davis Sr., Berta Gersten, David Kasday, Robert F. Simon, Barry Truex, Dick Winslow|
|Composer||Henry Mancini, Joseph Gershenson, Harold Brown, Alan Harding, Sol Yaged|
|Costume Designer||Bill Thomas|
|Director of Photography||William Daniels|
Benny Goodman Story movie was released Mar 04, 2003 by the Universal Studios Home Video studio. Closed Captioned; Standard Screen; Soundtrack English; English Subtitles
Benny Goodman Story review Product Description
The music's the thing in this glossy life of Benny Goodman - and the swinging clarinet great himself supplied the sounds. Benny Goodman Story video The story follows Goodman from his modest upbringing in Chicago through romance and marriage to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall. Benny Goodman Story film Jazz buff Allen has just the right bookish kind of hep, and Harry James and Gene Krupa are among the musical cameos.
Benny Goodman Story movie Customer Reviews
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||Big Band Music Buffs Must See|
By today's standards, the Benny Goodman Story wouldn't make even the most sensitive movie buffs radar screen. That said, this movie will appeal only to older viewers seeking to re-engage with the world they knew as a child.
By rr326p4 (Bowie, MD USA)
||No-go birthday purchase|
I cannot rate product because unfortunately the DVD is non-compatible with UK DVD programme. To our huge disappointment we cannot access or view.
By gillypops (Brockham, Surrey RH3 7EN, UK)
||Big Bands Era|
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie when I first saw it many years ago. Seeing it again brought it all back and I enjoyed it again and will watch it again with my grandchildren The music of the big bands which brought swing music to us in the war years was always uplifting and Glenn Miller was in aclass of his own.
By hanracombe (30 miles north of Sydney, Australia)
This story is wonderful and well worth the time and money to watch.
By gpandes (Temple, TX, USA)
||Mostly accurate dramatization|
With some drama added for effect, the story of Benny Goodman is told. All the clarinet playing heard is actually done by Benny, and to see some of the other musical "greats" of his day is performing is terrific! Steve Allen, a talented musician in his own right, learned to play clarinet for this movie so he would not be just "faking it", as he played the role of Benny.
By choateband (Dothan, Alabama, USA)
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Benny Goodman Story video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||5647998|
|Studio||Universal Studios Home Video|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Mar 04, 2003|
|Additional Info||Full Frame; Subtitled|
|Movie Details||Color; Digitally Re-Mastered; Full Frame; Subtitled|
Benny Goodman Story DVD Features
Full Frame - 1.33
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