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Writers:
Thomas Hughes (novel)
Noel Langley (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 November 1951 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent school drama See more (8 total) »

Cast

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John Howard Davies ... Tom Brown

Robert Newton ... Dr. Thomas Arnold
John Charlesworth ... East
James Hayter ... Old Thomas
John Forrest ... Flashman

Michael Hordern ... Wilkes
Max Bygraves ... Coach Guard
Francis De Wolff ... Squire Brown
Diana Wynyard ... Mrs. Thomas Arnold

Hermione Baddeley ... Sally Harrowell

Kathleen Byron ... Mrs. Brown
Amy Veness ... Mrs. Wixie
Brian Worth ... Judd
Rachel Gurney ... Mrs. Arthur
Michael Brennan ... Black Bart

Neil North ... Diggs
Michael Ward ... Master
Glyn Dearman ... Arthur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Aris ... Tadpole (uncredited)
John Campbell ... Student (uncredited)
Roland Dallas ... Student (uncredited)
Tony Doonan ... Student (uncredited)
Robin Dowell ... Student (uncredited)
Geoffrey Goodheart ... (uncredited)
David Jenks ... Student (uncredited)
Nina Parry ... Dr. Arnold's Daughter (uncredited)
Peter Scott ... Gower (uncredited)
Derek Stephens ... Student (uncredited)
Gabriel Woolf ... Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gordon Parry 
 
Writing credits
Thomas Hughes (novel)

Noel Langley (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian Desmond Hurst .... producer
Bob McNaught .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell 
 
Cinematography by
C.M. Pennington-Richards 
 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Heeley-Ray 
 
Art Direction by
Frederick Pusey 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis O'Dell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.H. Lindop .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator (as Raymond Sturgess)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Johns .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
George Minter .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14842)

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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Tadpole:Ooh you lucky brute!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Tom Brown's School Days (1940)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent school drama, 20 June 2005
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

I recently seen Tom Brown's Schooldays for the first time and enjoyed it.

Tom Brown starts Rugby School and it isn't long before he becomes one of the victims of the school bully, Flashman. A year later, he is assigned to look after a new starter, the rather nervous Arthur. He also becomes a victim of Flashman and together with Tom's friend East, they help Flashman to get his comeuppance at the end and he is thrown out and the bullying stops.

Tom Brown's Schooldays gives you an idea on what life was like in school many years ago.

Now to the cast with an excellent performance from John Howard Davies (Oliver Twist) as Tom, Robert Newton (Treasure Island) as the head, Diania Wynyard (On the Night of the Fire), James Hayter, Michael Hordern (Scrooge), Max Bygraves (who doesn't sing in this) and Francis De Wolff (Corriders of Blood). Also, John Charlesworth as East, Glyn Dearman as Arthur and John Forrest as the bully Flashman. Quite a collection of well known British talent there.

Tom Brown's Schooldays is certainly worth checking out if you get the chance. Great stuff.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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