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Cornet at Night

Cornet at Night

| 14 min

Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, this short 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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  • director
    Stanley Jackson
  • script
    Stanley Jackson
  • producer
    Peter Jones
  • photography
    François Séguillon
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    Ron Alexander
  • editing
    Kirk Jones
  • music
    Donald Douglas
  • interpret
    David Blair
    Gladys Gillies
    Jack Dickens
    T. Watts


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