The Gene Krupa Story | 1959

Musical, Biopic
This musical biopic is based on the life of Gene Krupa, the famed jazz drummer. His Catholic parents want him to be a priest, but Krupa rebels and moves away to make it as a musician in New York City, along with his ...more
Director: Don Weis
Writers: Orin Jannings
Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. | full awards »

Cast

... Gene Krupa

Actor

... Ethel Maguire

Actor

... Eddie Sirota

Actor

... Dorissa Dinell

Actor

... Gloria Corregio

Actor

... Speaker Willis

Actor

... Mother

Actor

... Himself

Actor

... Tommy Dorsey

Actor

... Herself

Actor

... Davey Tough

Actor

... Himself

Actor

Synopsis

This musical biopic is based on the life of Gene Krupa, the famed jazz drummer. His Catholic parents want him to be a priest, but Krupa rebels and moves away to make it as a musician in New York City, along with his friend Eddie. He eventually falls for a girl, Ethel. But the seductions of other women, drugs and fame -- plus a lack of a formal music education -- put a strain on his personal and professional life, and Krupa must re-examine his goals.

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