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.
Jerry Milani <email@example.com>
TWO WOMEN WITH A TORCH...and a young man with a horn!
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Did You Know?
This was only the fourth film in which Doris Day
appeared, and the first role to challenge Day's dramatic abilities. Director Michael Curtiz
was impressed enough with her work to recommend that Warner Brothers consider casting her in a straight dramatic role. His suggestion won Day her meatiest part yet, that of Ginger Rogers' younger sister (who dies at the hands of the KKK) in 1951's Storm Warning. See more
Early in the movie when young Rick Martin is walking on the street, a car pulls up to the intersection. Although it on screen only for a moment, it appears to be late 1940s or early 1950s Hudson. This would match the time that the movie was made but would not be right for a boy who ages 15-20 years to become Rick Martin the man. See more
Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby
We were in the thankless business of piecing little notes and phrases of music together into a mumbo jumbo that somehow turned out to be jazz. Strictly off the cuff; but, a lot of fun.
Someone to Watch Over Me
Music by George Gershwin
Played by "Phil Morrison Orchestra" with Kirk Douglas
(dubbed by Harry James
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