THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY

by Valentine Davies
THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY - IL RE DEL JAZZ

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 1956

Length: 116'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The unstoppable rise in the empyrean of the great jazz musicians of Benny Goodman, who – formed with a classic clarinetist training – falls in love with syncopated rhythms, blue notes and free improvisations and consecrates his talent. From the Chicago of the late 1910s the process of formation of a brilliant and virtuoso musician took place, which, starting from small and mediocre orchestras, managed to form his own orchestra and impose his own arrangements. The great success of the public is accompanied by the contrasted love story with Alice, the sister of the patron John Hammond. The final reunification will take place at Carnegie Hall, the temple of lyric music that welcomes Goodman’s jazz with extraordinary ovations.

Director

Valentine Davies

Valentine Davies

Valentine Davies (New York City, NY, USA, 1905 - Malibu, CA, 1961) graduated from the University of Michigan and collaborated with the “Michigan Daily.” He later graduated from the Yale Drama School, and then moved to Hollywood where he undertook the activity of scriptwriter. In 1947 he won the Academy Award for Best Story with Miracle on 34th Street.

Filmography:
The Benny Goodman Story (Il re del jazz, 1956)

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Valentine Davies
fotografia/cinematography
William Daniels
montaggio/film editing
Russell Schoengarth
scenografia/production design
Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen
costumi/costume design
Bill Thomas
suono/sound
Leslie I. Carey, Robert Pritchard
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Steve Allen (Benny Goodman), Donna Reed (Alice Hammond), Herbert Anderson (John Hammond Jr.), Sammy Davis Sr. (Fletcher Henderson), Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Kid Ory, Teddy Wilson
produttore/producer
Aaron Rosenberg
produzione/production
Universal Pictures

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contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com

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The unstoppable rise in the empyrean of the great jazz musicians of Benny Goodman, who – formed with a classic clarinetist training – falls in love with syncopated rhythms, blue notes and free improvisations and consecrates his talent. From the Chicago of the late 1910s the process of formation of a brilliant and virtuoso musician took place, which, starting from small and mediocre orchestras, managed to form his own orchestra and impose his own arrangements. The great success of the public is accompanied by the contrasted love story with Alice, the sister of the patron John Hammond. The final reunification will take place at Carnegie Hall, the temple of lyric music that welcomes Goodman’s jazz with extraordinary ovations.

Director All about direction

Valentine Davies

Valentine Davies

Valentine Davies (New York City, NY, USA, 1905 - Malibu, CA, 1961) graduated from the University of Michigan and collaborated with the “Michigan Daily.” He later graduated from the Yale Drama School, and then moved to Hollywood where he undertook the activity of scriptwriter. In 1947 he won the Academy Award for Best Story with Miracle on 34th Street.

Filmography:
The Benny Goodman Story (Il re del jazz, 1956)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Valentine Davies
fotografia/cinematography
William Daniels
montaggio/film editing
Russell Schoengarth
scenografia/production design
Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen
costumi/costume design
Bill Thomas
suono/sound
Leslie I. Carey, Robert Pritchard
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Steve Allen (Benny Goodman), Donna Reed (Alice Hammond), Herbert Anderson (John Hammond Jr.), Sammy Davis Sr. (Fletcher Henderson), Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Kid Ory, Teddy Wilson
produttore/producer
Aaron Rosenberg
produzione/production
Universal Pictures

**
contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com