On July 20, I posted 10 movie trailers with a jazz kick. That post, of course, prompted suggestions from readers. [Pictured above: Film noir mainstay Cleo Moore]
Here are seven more—plus a line from each trailer to juice the action:
The Rebel Set (1959), courtesy of Jim Harrod of Jazz Research. The film takes place "in the hidden corners of the city, where the rebel set stokes the fires of its rebellion against respectable society." As Jim notes, that's Roy Harte on bongos...
The Subterraneans (1960), courtesy of reader Stan Jones. With Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, Buddy Clark, Russ Freeman, Art Pepper, Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Perkins and Frank Hamilton. "God help the woman who looks in your eyes and thinks you really care..."
The Rat Race (1960), courtesy of reader Stan Jones. With Joe Bushkin, Sam Butera and Gerry Mulligan. "Selling herself for 10 cents a dance, left without a dime to buy a bed of her own..."
The Five Pennies (1959), courtesy of Takashi Furukawa. "Joseph Haydn." "Who?" Haydn" "Well let him come out..."
And I'll throw in three...
The Wrong Man (1956). "What twist of fate could take the quiet soul of a simple man and wring it into a shape like this?"
Party Girl (1958). "I'm a great believer in the quickest way."
And finally, The Big Combo (1955). No line here, but the soprano sax's cheap-whisky wail and nylon wiggle speak volumes...