T.B.by Fannie Hurst
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 90 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Promising
“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.”
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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