Young Man with a Horn

views updated

Young Man with a Horn ★★★ 1950

Dorothy Baker's novel, which was loosely based on the life of jazz immortal Bix Beiderbecke, was even more loosely adapted for this film, featuring Kirk as an angst-ridden trumpeter who can't seem to hit that mystical “high note.” ♫The Very Thought of You; I May be Wrong; The Man I Love; Too Marvelous for Words; With a Song in My Heart; Pretty Baby; I Only Have Eyes for You; Limehouse Blues; Melancholy Rhapsody. 112m/B VHS, DVD . Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall, Hoagy Carmichael; D: Michael Curtiz.