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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. Gene Towne

    Screenplay

  4. Frank Cavett

    Screenplay

  5. C. Graham Baker

    Screenplay

  6. Walter Ferris

    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

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

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Status Released

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  • June 26, 1940
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 26m

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