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Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Passed  -  Drama  -  2 November 1951 (USA)
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

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John Howard Davies ...
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John Charlesworth ...
James Hayter ...
Old Thomas
John Forrest ...
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Wilkes
Max Bygraves ...
Coach Guard
Francis De Wolff ...
Diana Wynyard ...
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Sally Harrowell
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Mrs. Brown
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Wixie
Brian Worth ...
Judd
Rachel Gurney ...
Mrs. Arthur
Michael Brennan ...
Black Bart
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A faithful rendition of the Thomas Hughes book of life at the famed Rugby School for Boys in 1834, when Dr. Thomas Arnold, headmaster, was trying to alleviate the brutality of the 'hazing system' which was supposed to make men of the young boys, but which actually was a mask for passionate, unregenerate cruelty. The primary story has Tom Brown ragged continually by one particularly brutal upper-class-man, Flashman. Tom's bravery and school-spirited silence gains him Arnold's admiration. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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2 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Revolt i plugget  »

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At the very end when Tow Brown is chasing behind the camera car, 3 sets of tyre marks can clearly be seen in the grass. See more »

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Dr. Arnold: You're expelled.
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Version of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1916) See more »

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An interesting insight into Englands Public Schools history
12 June 2005 | by (Isle of Wight, England) – See all my reviews

The film follows the trials and tribulations of a young schoolboy, Tom Brown, who is sent to Rugby public school.

Here he is looked after on arrival by "Scud" East who becomes his friend. East helps the young Brown to make his way through the initiations that each newcomer is expected to undergo. They include Singing in the Hall whilst being pelted with all manner of small objects, and also the tradition of "fagging" - this means running errands and doing small jobs for the 6th Formers.

The school bully , Flashman, although only being a 5th Former forces the younger boys to undertake these "fagging" tasks, failure on their part usually resulting in some kind of punishment. One of these is "Roasting' - the young boy being held against a hearth where an open fire singes their legs.

Tom is forced to undergo this treatment. Shortly afterwards he and East rebel against Flashman and a fight ensues with the two younger boys emerging victorious.This puts an end to the bullying.

All in all a very watchable film. Of course the discipline endured by the boys at Rugby in the 1830's is long gone. Maybe it a loss to modern society, of course we will never know.

Recommended viewing.


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