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Brother Rat (1938)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 29 October 1938 (USA)
Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (screen play), Jerry Wald (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priscilla Lane ... Joyce Winfree
Wayne Morris ... Billy Randolph
Johnnie Davis ... A. Furman Towsend, Jr.
Jane Bryan ... Kate Rice
Eddie Albert ... 'Bing' Edwards
Ronald Reagan ... Dan Crawford
Jane Wyman ... Claire Adams
Henry O'Neill ... Colonel Ramm
Gordon Oliver ... Capt 'Lacedrawers' Rogers
Larry Williams Larry Williams ... Harley Harrington
William Tracy ... Misto Bottome (as William Tracey)
Jessie Busley ... Mrs. Brooks
Olin Howland ... Slim
Louise Beavers ... Jenny
Isabel Withers Isabel Withers ... Nurse
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Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadetes do Barulho See more »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 28, 1945 with Wayne Morris and Ronald Reagan reprising their film roles. See more »

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Version of About Face (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Working Our Way Through College
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung a cappella by Wayne Morris
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fun fluff that hasn't aged especially well
2 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While this is far from a must-see film, it is a lot of fun. This is due to the intense energy in the movie and the cute chemistry between the cadets. Wayne Morris, Eddie Albert, Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, Jane Wyman and the rest really try hard! While it is entertaining, I also must admit that this is a pretty insignificant film--fun to watch but not one to change your life. It's sort of like a really really good B-movie with a lot of up and coming actors. Plus, if you think about it, considering how young and inexperience these mostly future stars were, this is sort of like a YOUNG GUNS movie of the late 1930s. A cute time-passer.

UPDATE--I saw this film again recently and have a rather different reaction. Instead of enjoying it, I now saw the film as more ponderous and limp. In particular, Wayne Morris' character was so obnoxious and totally unlikable I wonder why I didn't hate the film the first time I saw it. Perhaps I am more of a grouch these days, but I really hated him and think his character was not a 'lovable rogue' but an irresponsible idiot!! And why would Reagan and Albert listen to such a sociopath?! And, more importantly, why would VMI allow such a jerk to graduate from the school? Heck, I'm a little surprised that VMI didn't sue because of this film!


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