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  • Biography (Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1)
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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.

    • Release Date: 1950
    • Runtime: 112:00
    • Genre: Biography; Drama; Romance; Musical
    • Language: English
    • Format: DVD-NTSC
    • Screen:
    • Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
    • Rating: NR
    • Audio: MONO - English
    • Color/BW: B/W
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    • Copyright: © 1950 TNT Originals, Inc.
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Disc Format: DVD-9

    Starring:
    Lauren Bacall
    Kirk Douglas
    Hoagy Carmichael
    Doris Day
    Juano Hernandez
    Jerome Cowan
    Mary Beth Hughes
    Nestor Paiva
    Walter Reed

    Written by:
    Carl Foreman
    Edmund H. North

    Directed by:
    Michael Curtiz

    Produced by:
    Jerry Wald