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Cornet at Night ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB525261
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Peter Jones
Directors:  Stanley Jackson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Canadian Literature, Children's Stories, Early Childhood Education, Fiction, Literature, Music
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1963
Running Time:  14m 43s

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Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, this film recalls rural life on the Prairies in the 1930s. In the film a farmer's young son, sent to town to hire a man for the harvest, readily accepts when an itinerant trumpet player, down on his luck, begs a chance. He is hardly the kind of man the boy's father had in mind, but that night his trumpet speaks from the shadows and everyone pauses to listen.

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