Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Three's not a crowd

Young man with a horn is one of the first bigger budget Hollywood films to look at the world of Jazz music. Directed by Casablanca director Michael Curtiz it features a number of great performances - Lauren Bacall, especially, in a defining role. Kirk Douglas plays the part of the young man with the horn - Bix Beiderbecke (Hoagy Carmichael and, briefly, Louis Armstrong, both feature in the film along with other musicians - Harry James dubbed the musical parts for Douglas.) The film also features Doris Day at her inimitable best.

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