MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,478 this week

Young Man with a Horn (1950)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,740 users  
Reviews: 48 user | 14 critic

A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Mar 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Young Man with a Horn (1950) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Young Man with a Horn.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom
Key Largo (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.

Director: Denis Sanders
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall
Patterns (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
Harper (1966)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris
The Big Sleep (1946)
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman is attempting to cope with her son's tragic death when her mother arrives on an ill-timed visit with her own remedies.

Director: Giles Foster
Stars: Helen Shaver, Lauren Bacall, Malcolm Stoddard
Blithe Spirit (TV Movie 1956)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Directors: Noel Coward, Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Noel Coward
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Rick Martin
...
Amy North
...
Jo Jordan
...
Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby
Juano Hernandez ...
Art Hazzard
Jerome Cowan ...
Phil Morrison
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Marge Martin
Nestor Paiva ...
Louis Galba
Orley Lindgren ...
Rick as a Boy
Walter Reed ...
Jack Chandler
Edit

Storyline

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 Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

friend | trumpeter | band | trumpet | jazz | See more »

Taglines:

A White-Hot Drama about a Red-Hot Jazzman!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Jazztrompeter  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At least three times, you will see trumpeters in the movie using mutes different from those on the sound track. For example, in the Christmas Eve scene, Rick is shown using a Harmon mute and Harry James' dub of the tune is with a cup mute. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rick Martin: [to Amy] What a dope I was. I thought you were class, like a real high note you only hit once in a lifetime.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Monkees: The Monkee's Paw (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Could Be with You
(uncredited)
Music by James P. Johnson
Whistled by the elevator operator
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Rise and Fall of a Musician Divided between Two Loves
30 November 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the 30's, the outcast orphan Rick Martin (Orley Lindgren) is raised by his daughter without any care or love. One day, he overhears a song in a mission and owner of absolute pitch, he is capable to play it on the piano. When he sees a trumpet in a pawnshop, he falls in love with the instrument and works to raise the necessary money to buy it.

One day, he meets the legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard (Juano Hernandez) and Rick (Kirk Douglas) becomes his protégée. Art teaches how to play trumpet to Rick that becomes a well succeeded but rebel trumpeter. Along his career, Rick Martin's friends are Art Hazzard, the piano player Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby (Hoagy Carmichael) and the singer Jo Jordan (Doris Day) and becomes the star of his orchestra. When Jo introduces her friend Amy North (Lauren Bacall), who is a medical student that loves to experience new sensations, Rick falls in love with her in the beginning of his downfall.

"Young Man with a Horn" is a beautiful movie by Michael Curtiz that tells the story of the rise and fall of a musician divided between his two loves: his trumpet and a woman. The story is basically divided in two parts – the first one before Lauren Bacall's character is uplifting, with the story of a boy that becomes a star through his friendship with a great trumpeter and his music, and the second part that is heartbreaking with his unrequited love by a strange woman. The performances are top-notch; the music score is magnificent; and the cinematography in black and white is wonderful. The cast seems to be enlightened and it is almost to highlight a performance - Orley Lindgren, Juano Hernandez, Kirk Douglas, Hoagy Carmichael, Doris Day and Lauren Bacall, they are all fantastic. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Êxito Fugaz" ("Rapid Success")


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ground-breaking depiction of race in America Felonious-Punk
Airing Tonight on TCM jaysea2
'Falling in love...' QUOTE? HELP?!?!?! askbodie
One of the finest fictional movies about jazz and jazz musicians newyorkp7
A Short Walk Through Times Square Sproketer
What was the name of the song played - during the opening credits fitnessrunner
Discuss Young Man with a Horn (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?