Lately, I have been on a Jimmy Stewart movie kick. So today I got around to watching The Glenn Miller Story. Pop, as you know I am not a musician so I had no idea that Gene Krupa was in this movie. As if that isn’t enough, it’s a star studded cast as well. Imagine a movie with:
- Jimmy Stewart
- June Allyson
- Harry Morgan
- Louis Armstrong
- Ben Pollack
- Gene Krupa
I have to say I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this movie or even be able to appreciate it but I did and listening to his music I heard songs that I always liked and never knew were his.
I really liked watching the Krupa drum solos but the duet he does behind Louis Armstrong was really cool too.
One funny thing was I saw Ben Pollack playing the drums in the beginning of the movie and I thought that was Krupa. I had to actually look it up to find out it wasn’t. I had no idea (at that point in the movie) that Krupa was playing himself in the movie nor did I know he played with Miller.