Blow Your Own Trumpet (1958)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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It isn't hard to deduce that the British Blow Your Own Trumpet has something to do with the musical world. The film concentrates on two individuals: out-of-work conductor Peter Butterworth, and adolescent cornet player Michael Crawford (the same Michael Crawford who later starred on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera). Not allowing himself to wallow in self-pity, Butterworth endeavors to help Crawford win a music competition. The greater part of this 56-minute programmer is devoted to concert footage; it's not brilliantly photographed or directed, but the music is pleasant. Prominently featured in the closing sequences of Blow Your Own Trumpet is the Arley Welfare Band.




music, bad-luck, band [music group], boy, conductor [music], contest, friendship, generation-gap, help, mentor, musical [play], winner