Young Man With A Horn

Synopsis: Aimless youth Rick Martin learns he has a gift for music and falls in love with the trumpet. Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard takes Rick under his wing and teaches him all he knows about playing. To the exclusion of anything else in life, Rick becomes a star trumpeter, but his volatile personality and desire to play jazz rather than the restricted tunes of the bands he works for lands him in trouble.
 
IMDB:
7.2
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Year:
1950
112 min
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- Hi.

- Mr. Martin, what would you like to hear?

- Would you wanna play...?

I don't know what you'd call it,

but it goes like this:

You know, where you start off, and then

the clarinet comes in, and then the others.

- But you finish alone.

- That's "Moanin' Low."

But how do you know

who comes in where?

I can hardly remember myself most times.

You a musician, Mr. Martin?

Oh, I kind of play the piano a little.

Piano player, huh?

Yes, but what I really wanna learn

is the trumpet, like you.

You hear that? Mr. Martin knows talent

when he hears it.

What are we waiting for?

"Moanin' Low."

Have a chair, Mr. Martin. Sit down.

Thank you, Mr. Hazzard.

- Good luck, maestro.

- Thanks.

Have a cigar, Mr. Hazzard.

- It's a two-bit one.

- Well, shut me up if it isn't.

Thank you, Mr. Martin.

If he had to be a trumpet player,

he was pretty lucky...

... because he couldn't have bought

what he learned from Art Hazzard.

That's the way it started. There was no way

of stopping or changing it.

He couldn't see anything but notes and

couldn't hear anything but his trumpet.

He was cut out to be a jazzman the way

the righteous are chosen for the Church.

You're playing sharp on the high notes.

You're getting a roll.

Not bad yet, but on the way.

What do I do wrong?

You're dropping your mouthpiece

too low on your lip.

Once you get that roll, it closes your lips,

gives you a choked feeling in your throat.

And you get tired after a half-hour

of steady playing. Try it again.

And it was about then that

he started playing two ways.

One way for money,

what there was of it...

... and one way for himself.

That was his way of talking.

Well, hello, Mr. Hazzard.

- How am I doing?

- Doing pretty good.

You don't sound as if you mean it.

What am I doing wrong?

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Carl Foreman

Carl Foreman, CBE (July 23, 1914 – June 26, 1984) was an American screenwriter and film producer who wrote the award-winning films The Bridge on the River Kwai and High Noon among others. He was one of the screenwriters that were blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s because of their suspected Communist sympathy or membership in the Communist Party. more…

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