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Thomas Hughes (novel)
Noel Langley (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 November 1951 (USA) See more »
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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 ... Green (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 ... Big Brooke (uncredited)

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
Crew believed to be complete

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14842)

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The film debut of Ben Aris.See more »
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 »
Tadpole:Ooh you lucky brute!See more »
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Version of Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Cool Movie, Tom!, 8 March 2003
Author: (fandangonoir) from USA

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,'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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