The Gene Krupa Story (1959)
Movie: The Gene Krupa Story
- Director: Don Weis
- Stars: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Yvonne Craig, Lawrence Dobkin, Celia Lovsky, Red Nichols, Bobby Troup, Anita O’Day, Shelly Manne, Buddy Lester
- Release Date: December 31, 1959
- Run Time: 101 min
- Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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.