Young Man With a Horn
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Young Man With a Horn
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… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fine Kirk Douglas character study directed by Curtiz."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Dramatically contrived and thematically feeble."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"a fair example of a somewhat overworked genre."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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