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Biopic of troubled jazz musician/composer Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), who played with the Paul Whiteman band, among others.


Pupi Avati
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryant Weeks Bryant Weeks ... Leon Bismark 'Bix' Beiderbecke
Emile B. Levisetti ... Joe Venuti (as Emile Levisetti)
Julia Ewing Julia Ewing ... Agatha 'Aggie' Beiderbecke
Mark Collver Mark Collver ... Burnie Beiderbecke
Romano Orzari ... Hoagy Carmichael
Matthew Buzzell Matthew Buzzell ... Don Murray
Ray Edelstein Ray Edelstein ... Bismark Beiderbecke
Mark Sovel Mark Sovel ... Frankie Trumbauer
Barbara Wilder Barbara Wilder ... Marie Louise Beiderbecke
Sally Groth Sally Groth ... Liza
Michael T. Henderson Michael T. Henderson ... Pee Wee Russell
Timothy L. Williams Timothy L. Williams ... Esten
Debbon Ayer ... Vera Cox
Darrell Bishop Darrell Bishop ... Andy Secrest
Curtis N. Wollan Curtis N. Wollan ... Paul Whiteman


Biopic of troubled jazz musician/composer Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), who played with the Paul Whiteman band, among others.

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Biography | Drama | Music




Italy | USA



Release Date:

9 May 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bix - Eine Interpretation der Legende See more »


Box Office


ITL1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


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Color (as Telacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Filmed in Davenport, Iowa w/many extras from the surrounding community: the Quad Cities. See more »


Remake of Young Man with a Horn (1950) See more »


Written by Mitchell Parish and Hoagy Carmichael
Published by EMI Songs
(music 1927, lyrics 1929)
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6 August 2003 | by filmmthSee all my reviews

I am amazed at the amount of comments. I would like to thank the guy who said that even the ugly guys were attractive (I played Pee Wee Russel) Like many I think the music is great but oh the script not entirely the directors fault English not his first language, view his films in Italian they are breathtaking.

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