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The Benny Goodman Story (1956) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Valentine Davies

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Valentine Davies

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Alice Hammond
Berta Gersten ...
Mama Goodman
Barry Truex ...
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John Hammond Jr.
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Papa Dave Goodman
Hy Averback ...
Willard Alexander
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Fletcher Henderson
Dick Winslow ...
Gil Rodin
Shepard Menken ...
Harry Goodman (as Shep Menken)
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Murph Podolsky
Wilton Graff ...
John Hammond Sr.
Fred Essler ...
Prof. Schoepp
David Kasday ...
John Erman ...
Harry Goodman (at 16) (as John M. Erman)
George Givot ...
Jake Primo
Lionel Hampton ...
Lionel Hampton
Gene Krupa ...
Gene Krupa
Ben Pollack ...
Ben Pollack
Teddy Wilson ...
Teddy Wilson
Kid Ory ...
Edward 'Kid' Ory (as Edward 'Kid' Ory)
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Harry James - Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall
Ziggy Elman ...
Ziggy Elman
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Martha Tilton
Urbie Green ...
Young Sideman with Clayton
Buck Clayton ...
Trumpeter - Basement Jam Session
Stan Getz ...
Sax Solo at Paramount in NY
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Best ...
Musician
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Boatman (uncredited)
Steve Allen Jr. ...
Tough Boy in Gang (uncredited)
Robert Clarke ...
Roger Gillespie - Alice's Escort (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Escort (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
McHenshey - Mgr. Columbus Pavilion (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ...
Kel Murray - Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
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Man in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ...
Woman in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
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Tough Boy in Gang (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
Whitey Haupt ...
Tough Boy in Gang (uncredited)
Diane Jergens ...
Velma - Benny's Giggly Date (uncredited)
Richard Kapp ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ...
Clark / Mgr / Elitch's Garden / Danver (uncredited)
Louise Lorimer ...
Mrs. Vanderbilt (uncredited)
Arthur Lovejoy ...
Fred - the Butler (uncredited)
Maurice Marks ...
Dancer (uncredited)
John McGovern ...
Dick Reiner - Clarinet Dropout (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
Waiter - Palomar Ballroom (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
Cynthia Patrick ...
Jane - Gil Rodin's Date (uncredited)
George Ramsey ...
Joe Goldcrown - Toledo Theatre Mgr. (uncredited)
Buddy Ray ...
Band Guitar Player (uncredited)
Allan Reuss ...
Guitar Player in Goodman band) (uncredited)
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Mr. Strauss - the Tailor (uncredited)
Babe Russin ...
Musician (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ...
Jake Primo's Barber (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ...
Man in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ...
Primo Hood (uncredited)
Frank D. Strong ...
Trombonist in Movie Goodman Band (uncredited)
Sara Taft ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ...
Mr. Stewart - Manager of Palomar Ballroom (uncredited)
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Sammy - Primo's 1st Henchman (uncredited)
Smoki Whitfield ...
Ed - Fletcher Henderson's Cabbie (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Aaron Rosenberg ... producer

Cinematography by 

William H. Daniels ... (as William Daniels)

Film Editing by 

Russell F. Schoengarth ... (as Russell Schoengarth)

Art Direction by 

Robert Clatworthy
Alexander Golitzen

Set Decoration by 

Russell A. Gausman
Julia Heron

Costume Design by 

Bill Thomas

Makeup Department 

Faye Chaney ... body makeup
Mark Reedall ... makeup artist
Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Edward K. Dodds ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Phil Bowles ... assistant director
Terence Nelson ... assistant director (as Terry Nelson)

Art Department 

Robert Laszlo ... props
Roy Neel ... assistant props
Jim Barrett ... laborer (uncredited)
Jim Cole ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound
James F. Rogers ... cable man
William Sosteleo ... sound recordist
Frank Gorback ... mike man (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

William Dodds ... camera operator
Ollie Hansel ... crane operator
Kenneth Smith ... crane operator
Walter Williams ... assistant camera
Fred Buckley ... co-grip (uncredited)
Frederic Dorr ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Ben Graves ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Harold Haselbusch ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Lloyd Hill ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ed Jones ... grip (uncredited)
Rollie Lane ... still photographer (uncredited)
Julius Madison ... best boy (uncredited)
Lawrence McCarthy ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Pierce Nippell ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Marion Pierce ... co-grip (uncredited)
James Ryan ... co-grip (uncredited)
Arthur Shadur ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe assistant
Truman Eli ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Nevada Penn ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Berna MacCurran ... assistant cutter (uncredited)

Music Department 

Harold Brown ... musical coach
Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Alan Harding ... musical coach
Henry Mancini ... composer: additional music
Sol Yaged ... musical coach
Conrad Gozzo ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Alan Harding ... clarinet coach (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician (uncredited)

Other crew 

Harold Brown ... instrumental coach
Alan Harding ... instrumental coach
Don Morgan ... publicist
Sol Yaged ... instrumental coach
Charles Baqueta ... coordinator (uncredited)
Adele Cannon ... script clerk (uncredited)
Lloyd Dawson ... stand-in (uncredited)
Francis Haldoran ... stand-in (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence ... stand-in (uncredited)
Harold Lockwood ... stand-in (uncredited)

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