The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

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.

Directing:
  • Don Weis

Writing:
  • Orin Jannings

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-01-01
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner
Ethel Maguire
Susan Oliver
Susan Oliver
Dorissa Dinell
Bobby Troup
Bobby Troup
Tommy Dorsey
Celia Lovsky
Celia Lovsky
Mother
Lawrence Dobkin
Lawrence Dobk...
Speaker Willis
Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
Gene Krupa
James Darren
James Darren
Eddie Sirota
Yvonne Craig
Yvonne Craig
Gloria Corregio
Red Nichols
Red Nichols
Himself
Anita O'Day
Anita O'Day
Herself
Buddy Lester
Buddy Lester
Himself
Shelly Manne
Shelly Manne
Davey Tough
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