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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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A Thrilling New Motion Picture!

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2 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Revolt i plugget  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Pretty Cool Movie, Tom!
8 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I caught this years ago on a classic movie station and I thought it might be another hopelessly dated "classic" movie. Classic in the sense that just because it's old it's good. When, more often than not, that is obviously not the friggin' case, Jack.

But this was a rousing fun tale of a young British dude and his trials and tribulations at a English boarding school. It's all about the revolution/revenge (good hearted arse kicking revenge, mind you) Tom Brown and the other underclassmen take on the bullying upperclass dudes.

The scene that got me most was the "roasting" scene. It involves the main character, the bad guy, and a turn of the century fireplace, what happens, well...you'll have to see the flick to find out. For an older movie it's a pretty brutal, wincing scene. Hooray for the revolution!


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