When a young Benny Goodman (Barry Truex) first starts taking music classes, he becomes very adept at the clarinet and gravitates towards ragtime and jazz. After playing for a few years, an older Benny (Steve Allen) gains the attention of critic. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Il Re Del Jazz" on Discogs. Title: The Benny Goodman Story Director: Valentine Davies Starring: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Herbert Anderson, Italian Film. 'THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY' - MUSICAL - MúSICA – MUSICALES - UNIVERSAL - STEVEN ALLEN DONNA REED GENE KRUPA BEN POLLACK LIONEL HAMPTON - - USA - ITALIA. Il Re Del Jazz, Benny Goodman Story - Nano, (Silvano Campeggi), 39'' x 55'' / 99 x cm. Photo offset | Paper. ID# ITL $ - Il Re Del Jazz, Benny Goodman Story - Nano, (Silvano Campeggi), 39'' x 55'' / 99 x cm. Photo offset | Paper. ID# ITL $ Greece, The Benny Goodman Story. Italy, Il re del jazz. Japan (Japanese title), ベニイ・グッドマン物語. Poland, Opowieść o Bennym Goodmanie. The Benny Goodman Story () Soundtrack - Listen Online ☆ Il re del jazz. Plot. The young Benny Goodman is taught classical clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of. Benjamin David Goodman ( – J) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". In the mids.