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Tom Brown's School Days (1940)

1940-06-26 (US) DramaFamily 1h 26m
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Overview

When private tutor Thomas Arnold (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) becomes headmaster at Rugby, a boy's preparatory school in England, he puts into place a policy of strict punishment for unruliness and bulying. Arnold finds an ally in Tom Brown (Jimmy Lydon), a new student who is subjected to hazing and abuse by a group of older boys and is pressured by his friends to keep quiet about it. Fed up, he leads his fellow classmates in an underground rebellion against their tormentors. But certain unspoken rules still apply at the school and Brown loses his hero status when he is accussed of breaking the Rugby code of silence.

  1. Robert Stevenson

    Director

  2. Thomas Hughes

    Novel

  3. C. Graham Baker

    Screenplay

  4. Walter Ferris

    Screenplay

  5. Frank Cavett

    Screenplay

  6. Gene Towne

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cedric Hardwicke

    Cedric Hardwicke

    Dr. Thomas Arnold

  2. Freddie Bartholomew

    Freddie Bartholomew

    East

  3. Jimmy Lydon

    Jimmy Lydon

    Tom Brown

  4. Josephine Hutchinson

    Josephine Hutchinson

    Mrs. Mary Arnold

  5. Billy Halop

    Billy Halop

    Flashman

  6. Polly Moran

    Polly Moran

    Sally Harowell

  7. Hughie Green

    Hughie Green

    Walker Brooke

  8. Ernest Cossart

    Ernest Cossart

    Squire Brown

  9. Alec Craig

    Alec Craig

    Old Thomas

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Tom Brown's School Days
Tom Brown's School Days

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Original Language English

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