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A Musician in the Family

Directed by Gudrun Bjerring Parker
Canada, 1953 (children's / fiction, 17 minutes, black and white, English)
Also known as "Un musicien dans la famille"
A Musician in the Family
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"The young son of a prairie farmer, against considerable opposition, achieves his ambition--a musical education. Andrew's father fears that a musician in the family may affect the future of the farm, and tries to discourage the boy's attachment to his trombone. On Andrew's side are his mother, his teacher and a neighbour, while the farm animals patiently serve as his rehearsal audience. Perseverance wins him a place among the contestants in the annual provincial music festival, and the encouraging words of the adjudicator help sway his father to acceptance of the boy's music."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Alvin Goldman
Produced by: Guy Glover
Cinematography: Denis Gillson
Music: Robert Fleming
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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