Trumpetplayers in movies?

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  1. Veldkamp

    Veldkamp Piano User

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    I just bought a DVD called Cowboy with Rafael Mendez playing one scene in it (on cornet). My question is if you guys know more old movies with trumpetplayers in it. I know Harry James played in some, but don't know the titles.
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Rafael Mendez was also in at least one ZORRO episode. I think Harry James played the theme tune to the Green Hornet. I don't remember seeing him act though.
     
  4. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I believe it was Al Hirt who played the green hornet theme.
     
  5. Solar Bell

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    Harry James was in...

    Private Buckaroo

    2 Girls and a Sailor

    Hollywood Hotel

    Springtime In The Rockies

    Bathing Beauty

    Swing Fever

    and I know there are more that I can't think of right now.

    -cw-
     
  6. John P

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    Not really an old movie, but Sergei Nakariakov was in some Japanese film about a struggling trumpeter. There are clips of it on his website.
     
  7. stchasking

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    Absolutely correct. I have the album that Al put out with his Green Hornet theme song. I watched the show so I could listen to the theme.

    Did you know some people think that the Green Hornet theme was/is the Flight of the Bumble Bee?
     
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  8. ZeuSter

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    Jack Sheldon has been in a ton of movies and T V shows .
    He even had his own sitcom back in the late 60's, it was called 'Run Buddy Run".
    There is a list of many of the movies and T V shows he has been in on his website:
    www.jacksheldon.com
    check it out.
     
  9. Eclipsehornplayer

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    Louis Armstrong appears in The Five Pennies from 1959. It's a movie about the life of Jazz Great Loring "Red" Nichols who is played in the movie by Danny Kaye.
     
  10. Dale Proctor

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    It is, sort of. Maybe the Flight of the Hornet? Ha ha,

    Anyway, I appeared in a movie that was made a few years ago, playing Eb cornet in a Civil War band. It was named "The Greatest Adventure of My Life", and has yet to be released (probably because the music was so bad!) I hear Disney may buy it, and then I'll be a star!
     
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