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.
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FROM THE BLAZING BEST-SELLER, A PICTURE WITH A WALLOP...FROM WARNER BROS.
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Did You Know?
While making this film, Kirk Douglas tried to warn Doris Day about taking financial advice from her then manager Martin Melcher. Douglas had gotten burned by Melcher, and thought Day naive to be so trusting of him. Not only did Day ignore Douglas' advice, she later married Melcher and, after his death in 1968, discovered that he had both squandered the fortune she had earned during her 20 year film career, and left her seriously in debt to the IRS. See more
When a young Rick Martin is looking out the rear window of the car as it drives away from the cemetery, a light or reflector and its articulated stand is clearly reflected on the glass. See more
What a dope I was. I thought you were class, like a real high note you only hit once in a lifetime.
Sweet Georgia Brown
Music by Maceo Pinkard
and Ben Bernie
Excerpt played by Hoagy Carmichael
, Harry James See more