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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
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Murph Podolsky
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John Hammond Sr.
Fred Essler ...
Prof. Schoepp
David Kasday ...
John Erman ...
Harry Goodman (at 16) (as John M. Erman)
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Jake Primo
Lionel Hampton ...
Lionel Hampton
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Gene Krupa
Teddy Wilson ...
Teddy Wilson
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Ben Pollack
Kid Ory ...
Edward 'Kid' Ory (as Edward 'Kid' Ory)
Urbie Green ...
Young Sideman with Clayton
Buck Clayton ...
Trumpeter - Basement Jam Session
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Sax Solo at Paramount in NY
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Harry James - Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall
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Martha Tilton
Ziggy Elman ...
Ziggy Elman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Boatman (uncredited)
Steve Allen Jr. ...
Tough Boy in Gang (uncredited)
John Best ...
Musician (uncredited)
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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)
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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)
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Velma - Benny's Giggly Date (uncredited)
Richard Kapp ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ...
Clark / Mgr / Elitch's Garden / Danver (uncredited)
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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)
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Jane - Gil Rodin's Date (uncredited)
George Ramsey ...
Joe Goldcrown - Toledo Theatre Mgr. (uncredited)
Buddy Ray ...
Band Guitar Player (uncredited)
Allan Reuss ...
Himself - Guitar Player (uncredited)
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Mr. Strauss - the Tailor (uncredited)
Babe Russin ...
Himself - Musician (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jake Primo's Barber (uncredited)
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Man in Audience at Carnegie Hall (uncredited)
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Primo Hood (uncredited)
Frank D. Strong ...
Trombonist in Movie Goodman Band (uncredited)
Sara Taft ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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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 

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

Production Management 

Edward K. Dodds ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Phil Bowles ... assistant director

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
Frank Gorback ... mike man (uncredited)
James F. Rogers ... cable man (uncredited)
William Sosteleo ... sound recordist (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 

Bill Thomas ... gowns
Truman Eli ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Nevada Penn ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Berna MacCurran ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Harold Brown ... instrumental coach
Buck Clayton ... musician: trumpet
George Duvivier ... musician: bass
Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Stan Getz ... musician: saxophone
Benny Goodman ... musician: clarinet
Irving Goodman ... musician: trumpet
Conrad Gozzo ... musician: trumpet
Urbie Green ... musician: trombone
Chris Griffin ... musician: trumpet
Alan Harding ... instrumental coach
Gene Krupa ... musician: drums
Henry Mancini ... composer: additional music
Murray McEachern ... musician: trombone
James Priddy ... musician: trombone
Allan Reuss ... musician: guitar
Hymie Shertzer ... musician: saxophone
Teddy Wilson ... musician: piano
Sol Yaged ... instrumental coach
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (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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