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Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Passed | | Drama | 2 November 1951 (USA)
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 ...
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Sally Harrowell
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Mrs. Brown
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Wixie
Brian Worth ...
Judd
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The film debut of Ben Aris. See more »

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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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A right film.
29 November 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The film appears to show people who felt they knew what right was and who acted in harmony with that inner conviction , right as the bible describes it to be for the school headmaster reads the parable of seed from the bible and otherwise quotes from it, and appears to be a living example of its precepts in his comportment. His reasonableness is most winsome especially in the scene where he rebukes the younger teacher for lack of respect toward the older teachers, notwithstanding the fact that he agrees with the younger teachers argument, he nonetheless criticises the way he presented it. The compelling invisible force that made people believe that they knew the right they felt was....was ..right and the subsequent belief that good would eventually triumph over bad, evil, naughtiness call it what you like, is undeniable in this film, and if Flashman is symbolic of the axis of evil, then maybe expulsion of them is mankinds only hope. Who will do the expelling? Who decides what is right? Evil? I love films that get you thinking!


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