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T.B.

by Fannie Hurst

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Setting: America
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 90 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

“Look! What’s in there–a exhibit?”

They paused before a white-lighted store front and he read laboriously:

FREE TUBERCULOSIS EXHIBIT

TO EDUCATE PEOPLE HOW TO PREVENT CONSUMPTION

“Oh!” She dragged at his arm.

“Aw, come on, Sweetness; nothing but a lot of T.B.’s.”

“Let’s–let’s go in. See, it’s free. Looka–it’s all lit up and all; see, pictures and all.”



COMMENTS:

T.B. — yes, tuberculosis.  We have not examined this storyline…only glanced at it.  So it’s possible that it’s not a comedy at all, but a serious drama about the horrors of tuberculosis. But the above-excerpt portends something charming. Its length also suggests there’s a reasonable amount of plot here.


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