Young Man with a Horn [Blu-ray]

Young Man with a Horn [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, Doris Day
Doris Day
, Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael
, Juano Hernandez
Juano Hernandez
Young Man with a Horn [Blu-ray]

Young Man with a Horn [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, Doris Day
Doris Day
, Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael
, Juano Hernandez
Juano Hernandez

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Overview

The life of tragic jazz great Bix Beiderbecke is given the "a clef" treatment in Warner Bros. Young Man With a Horn. Kirk Douglas plays the Beiderbecke character, here named Rick Martin. An ace trumpter player, Martin is one of the few white musicians to flourish in the black-dominated jazz scene of the 1920s. Chafing against the dullness of the "respectable" orchestras for whom he works, Martin finds at least two kindred spirits in the forms of torch singer Jo Jordan (Doris Day) and piano player Smoke Willoughby (Hoagy Carmichael). He rises to popularity with his own group, and along the way falls under the spell of wealthy jazz patroness Lauren Bacall. After marrying Bacall, Martin begins neglecting his music and turns more and more to alcohol. When he skips one of her fancy parties to attend the funeral of his mentor Juano Hernandez, Bacall angrily smashes all his jazz records, effectively ending what was never a very solid relationship. Crawling into a bottle, Martin loses his touch with the trumpet-a heartbreaking sequence, in which he goes to pieces in the middle of the pop standard "With a Song in My Heart". Unlike the real Beiderbecke, who died of alcoholism at the age of 28, Rick Martin is rescued by his faithful friends Day and Carmichael. Kirk Douglas' trumpeteering in Young Man with a Horn was effectively dubbed by Harry James, while jazz pianists Buddy Cole and Jimmy Zito make uncredited soundtrack contributions. The film was adapted by Carl Foreman and Edmund H. North from a novel by Dorothy Baker.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2020
UPC: 0883929727070
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 23,943

Special Features

Cartoons: Hillbilly Hare; Homeless Hare, Hurdy Gurdy Hare; Audio Only: Lux Radio Theater (3/3/52); Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Rick Martin
Lauren Bacall Amy North
Doris Day Jo Jordan
Hoagy Carmichael Smoke Willoughby
Juano Hernandez Art Hazzard
Jerome Cowan Phil Morrison
Mary Beth Hughes Margo Martin
Nestor Paiva Louis Galba
Orley Lindgren Rick as a Boy
Walter Reed Jack Chandler
Jack Kruschen Cab Driver
Alex Gerry Dr. Weaver
Jack Shea Male Nurse
James Griffith Walt
Dean Reisner Joe
Everett Glass Man Leading Song
Dave Dunbar Alcoholic Bum
Robert O'Neill Bum
Julius Wechter Boy Drummer
Ivor James Boy Banjoist
Larry Rio Owner
Dan Seymour Mike
Paul Dubov Maxie
Keye Luke Ramundo
Frank Cady Hotel Clerk
Murray Leonard Bartender
Hugh Murray Doctor
Dick Cogan Intern
Katherine Kurasch Miss Carson
Bill Walker Black Minister
Helene Heigh Tweedy Woman
Ted Eckelberry Elevator Boy
Paul Burns Actor
Hugh Charles Actor
Dean Riesner Joe
Burk Symon Pawnbroker
Sid Kane Man
Alex North Composer

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Jerry Wald Producer
Edmund North Screenwriter
Carl Foreman Screenwriter
Everett Brown Sound/Sound Designer
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