Dir: Cecil Musk
Starring: Peter Butterworth and Michael Crawford
Two boys compete to play the cornet in a local brass band
Despite the title of this Children’s Film Foundation production, the brass in the film are cornets. Although released in 1958, the title card above tells us that a ‘revised version’ was released in 1973. The film features some early scenes at the fictional Brickside Colliery, which was really Arley Colliery in Warwickshire, closed in March 1968. A number of open mineral wagons are present in the background of a couple of shots, but no locomotives feature.