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A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
In real life, Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall were dear friends, and Doris Day found Douglas very difficult to work with.
You're like those carnival joints I used to work in. Big flash on the outside, but on the inside nothing but filth.
Early in the movie when young Rick Martin is walking on the street, a car pulls up to the intersection. Although it on screen only for a moment, it appears to be late 1940s or early 1950s Hudson. This would match the time that the movie was made but would not be right for a boy who ages 15-20 years to become Rick Martin the man.