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. Written by
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A White-Hot Drama about a Red-Hot Jazzman!
Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 3, 1952 with Kirk Douglas
reprising his film role. 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
I'm not going to be tied down to anybody or anything. From now on, I'm playing it my way.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Traditional (circa 1872)
Music by Wallis Willis
Lyrics by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung by a chorus See more