Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1950. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1950 film. Based on Dorothy Baker's 1938 novel of the same name.
Loosely based on the life of Bix Beiderbeck, an influential jazz cornetist who died prematurely at the age of 28. In the film, Kirk Douglas plays the Beiderbeck character, here named Rick Martin. His career is constantly on the rocks, owing in part to his insistence on improvisation despite his band leader's request he stick to the written music, and in part to his alcoholism. Notable for implying that one of the main characters was homosexual, although this was not overtly expressed in the film.
Shot on location in California and New York.
8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine.
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