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Brief Interval (1943)

Approved | | Short, Drama | 16 January 1943 (USA)
On a movie set, a visiting doctor tells Carey Wilson a more mysterious and supernatural tale than the one Hollywood is filming. Two brothers, whose mother has died young, grow up best ... See full summary »

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Dr. Oliver Lockwood
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On a movie set, a visiting doctor tells Carey Wilson a more mysterious and supernatural tale than the one Hollywood is filming. Two brothers, whose mother has died young, grow up best friends. So, too, are they close to their father, a famed surgeon. Oliver follows his father's path; Basil becomes a concert pianist. One evening, something happens to them that challenges our belief in a rational world. On the set, the visiting physician dares Wilson to put the full story on film. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Carey Wilson Miniatures: Brief Interval  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Decent Wilson Short
20 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Brief Interval (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Strange Carey Wilson short has him on a movie set of a supernatural movie when someone decides to tell him a story stranger than what's being shot for the movie. A doctor father has two sons. One becomes a concert pianist while the other becomes a doctor as well. The three are out driving when they're involved in a terrible wreck where everyone appears to be fine except the pianist who has a crushed hand. The father is about to perform the operation when he drops dead leaving the other son to do the job but he doesn't know anything about that type of operation. Soon something happens. I won't ruin what happens but this shorts isn't nearly as entertaining as one might hope. The events of the entire story are quite interesting but at the same time this series has had a lot more interesting events. I'd also argue that the screenplay doesn't really know how it wants to handle the material and this makes for a rather uneven film. Wilson's narration is good throughout though.


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