Young Man with a Horn

Young Man with a Horn

"Put down your trumpet, jazzman. I'm in the mood for love!"
  • G
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 7.2  (2,971)
  • 69

Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directed this moving drama based on the tragic life of legendary jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. Starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael, the film follows young trumpet player Rick Martin (Douglas), who is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Enjoying his fame and fortune, 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 (Day) and pianist Smoke Willoughby (Carmichael). He rises to popularity with his own group but soon falls under the spell of wealthy jazz patron Amy North (Bacall). During his troubled marriage, he neglects music and turns to alcohol.

Young Man with a Horn
Young Man With A Horn
Young Man With A Horn

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Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directed this moving drama based on the tragic life of legendary jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. Starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael, the film follows young trumpet player Rick Martin (Douglas), who is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Enjoying his fame and fortune, 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 (Day) and pianist Smoke Willoughby (Carmichael). He rises to popularity with his own group but soon falls under the spell of wealthy jazz patron Amy North (Bacall). During his troubled marriage, he neglects music and turns to alcohol.

Young Man with a Horn is a 1950 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 69.

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  • Release Date
    1950
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 52 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (2,971)
  • Metascore
    69