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Cornet at Night

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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.

1963, 14 min 41 s

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Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Stories for Children
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 21 to 24 1965, New York - USA