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The Gene Krupa Story (1959) WS DVD Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren
The Gene Krupa Story
The story of legendary jazz drummer, Gene Krupa. Since his youth, all Gene ever wanted to do is play the drums and make music. This is something his parents would not approve of- they want him to be a priest. When Gene's father dies he promises to enter the priesthood. He soon realizes that he doesn't belong there and leaves to join his friend, Eddie's band. Ethel, Eddie's girlfriend, convinces Gene to go to New York and make it big. The 3 of them head to New York. Here Ethel and Gene soon fall in love and Gene makes a name for himself. Gene starts to live in the fast lane, with drugs, alcohol, women and parties. Ethel, unhappy with Gene's lifestyle, leaves him. Gene soon "hits rock bottom" where he has to face reality and choose where to take his life.
Sal Mineo ... Gene Krupa
Susan Kohner ... Ethel Maguire
James Darren ... Eddie Sirota
Susan Oliver ... Dorissa Dinell
Yvonne Craig ... Gloria Corregio
Lawrence Dobkin ... Speaker Willis
Celia Lovsky ... Mother
Red Nichols ... Himself, Red Nichols
Bobby Troup ... Tommy Dorsey
Anita O'Day ... Herself, Anita O'Day
Shelly Manne ... Davey Tough
Buddy Lester ... Himself, Buddy Lester
Directed by: Don Weis
Written by: Orin Jannings
Menu Scene Selection Format: Widescreen /Digital Sound
Runtime: 101 Minutes /Language: English!
Color: Black and White / Region Code: (1) US & Canada.
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