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 <email@example.com>
A White-Hot Drama about a Red-Hot Jazzman!
Did You Know?
Even while married to pinup-girl Betty Grable
, Harry James
was notorious for his womanizing. Peter Levinson, in his biography of James ("Trumpet Blues") notes that during the filming of this movie, James contacted Doris Day
's manager to ask what he thought were James' chances of "nailing" Day. 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
You're like those carnival joints I used to work in. Big flash on the outside, but on the inside nothing but filth.
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The Japanese Sandman
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played by Hoagy Carmichael
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