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?
This movie's trio of stars proved to be remarkably long-lived. All were around to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the movie's release. Since then, Lauren Bacall has died but as of August, 2014, Kirk Douglas and Doris Day are still alive. 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
Can I lend you some money?
Wouldn't know what to do with it.
Remade as Bix
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Traditional (circa 1872)
Music by Wallis Willis
Lyrics by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung by a chorus See more