Just saw Young Man with a Horn on TCM. Made in 1950 with Harry James playing the trumpet parts. Hoagie Carmichael was also in the movie. Some great playing there by Harry, who was dubbed in with Kirk Douglas playing the lead. I understand it was a take off on the short life of Bix B. (until his death-ending of movie got creative).
I kept trying to get a good look at the horn they used in the movie, but never could make out the make. It looked longer and more narrow than most horns today (shaped like a early Holton),no first saddle or ring, one brace on the leadpipe, and the cross braces resembled Olds. Any ideas?
Sure hated to see the scene where he smashes the horn. Hope they traded it for a prop for that scene.