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Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 2 May 1926 (USA)
Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Joseph Farnham (titles) (as Joe Farnham), Donald Ogden Stewart (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Tom Brown
Jack Pickford ... Jim Doolittle
Mary Brian ... Mary Abbott
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Bob McAndrew
Mary Alden ... Mrs. Brown
David Torrence ... Mr. Brown
Edward Connelly ... Professor Abbott
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Hal Walters (as Guinn Williams)
Donald Reed ... Reggie Smythe (as Ernest Gillen)
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Storyline

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Sport See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Brown of Havard" by Rida Johnson Young opened at the Princess Theater on February 26, 1906 and ran for 101 performances. See more »

Quotes

Jim Doolittle: You going to Harvard too? So'm I!
Tom Brown: I can stand it... if Harvard can!
Jim Doolittle: Well, my name's Jed Doolittle. What's yours?
Tom Brown: Barney Google!
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Connections

Referenced in Bachelor Father: Parent's Night (1958) See more »

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Fascinating: Billy Haines first big hit
20 September 1999 | by AQKentSee all my reviews

Brown of Harvard is a hard movie to pin down. We expect a lot more from our movies these days, so it helps to remember that audiences in the 20's were a bit more innocent. William Haines is charming as the rogue who has to stumble through pain and humiliation to find success and, even, glory. All of the relationships in the movie feel very stilted EXCEPT for the homoerotic tie between Billy and Jack Pickford, the town nerd. The movie has everything, romance, tears, love, death, and even sports... It's a great education in how society has changed in the 20th century.


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