Cornet at Night

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Poster: Cornet at Night

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Home and Classroom use 1

Institutional licence 2

Synopsis

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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Terms of use

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2 Institutional prices include the rights to screen this film in institutional settings and in free public screenings.