Tom Brown's School Days (1940)





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This Victorian-era drama is based upon the classic novel by Thomas Hughes. It follows the exploits of a young boy forced to attend a rowdy boarding school. There he finds himself surrounded by budding punks and hoods. It is rough at first, but eventually he learns to make friends.
Classics , Drama
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RKO Radio Pictures

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Jimmy Lydon
as Tom Brown
Cedric Hardwicke
as Dr. Thomas Arnold
Josephine Hutchinson
as Mrs. Arnold
Billy Halop
as Flashman
Polly Moran
as Sally
Hughie Green
as Walker
Ernest Cossart
as Squire Brown
Alec Craig
as Old Thomas
Gale Storm
as Effie
Barlowe Borland
as Old Grimes
Forrester Harvey
as Coachman
Leonard Willey
as Farmer Jenkins
Ian Fulton
as Old Brooke
Charles Smith
as Biggers
Paul Matthews
as Leyton
John Collum
as Sidney
Harry Duff
as Westcott
John Cullum
as Sidney
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Full Review… | January 27, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Tom Brown's School Days


Great vintage film about school, honor and fraternity. Best part of the film is the revenge scenes.. Filmed beautifully, and the scenes with Flashman are the best parts of the film. Nice warm ending.. perfect rainy day at home movie.

J. Britt Alexander
J. Britt Alexander

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