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Young Man with a Horn

USA, English, 112 mins

Original Title

Young Man Of Music
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Writer: Dorothy Baker; Carl Foreman
  • Producer: Jerry Wald

CGiii Comment

A terrible title for not-so-bad a film...

Douglas does a fine job...with a fine script that isn't afraid to go a little further - into a place where Hollywood would prefer not to tread.

Daring for its time...a lesbian in the 1950s...wow.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Aimless youth Rick Martin learns he has a gift for music and falls in love with the trumpet. Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard takes Rick under his wing and teaches him all he knows about playing. To the exclusion of anything else in life, Rick becomes a star trumpeter, but his volatile personality and desire to play jazz rather than the restricted tunes of the bands he works for lands him in trouble.

Cast & Characters

Kirk Douglas as Rick Martin;
Lauren Bacall as Amy North;
Doris Day as Jo Jordan;
Hoagy Carmichael as Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby;
Juano Hernandez as Art Hazzard;
Jerome Cowan as Phil Morrison;
Mary Beth Hughes as Marge Martin;
Nestor Paiva as Louis Galba;
Orley Lindgren as Rick as a Boy;
Walter Reed as Jack Chandler;
Fred Aldrich as Doorman;
Paul Brinegar as Stage Manager;
Bridget Brown as Dancing Girl;
Paul E. Burns as First Pawnbroker;
Frank Cady as Hotel Clerk

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