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With a secondhand trumpet and the loving guidance of a brilliant bluesman, a lonely boy grows into manhood as a superb musician whose talent carries him from honky-tonks to posh supper clubs. But his desperate search for an elusive high note -- trapped in his mind but impossible to play -- starts him on a boozy downward slide. Charged with dynamic performances by Kirk Douglas (the title role), Doris Day, Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael, and pitch-perfect direction by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), the film is a feast of hot, cool, moody jazz. Legendary Harry James dubbed Douglas hornwork. Day brings another fine instrument -- her voice -- to four standards. Movie and music lovers will be glad to meet this Man.
Actors: Lauren Bacall; Kirk Douglas; Hoagy Carmichael; Doris Day; Juano Hernandez; Jerome Cowan; Mary Beth Hughes; Nestor Paiva; Walter Reed
Writer: Carl Foreman; Edmund H. North
Director: Michael Curtiz
Producer: Jerry Wald
Genre: Biography; Drama; Romance; Musical
AspectRatio: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
Audio: MONO - English