Tom Brown's School Days (1940)

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.

Directing:
  • Robert Stevenson

Writing:
  • C. Graham Baker
  • Gene Towne
  • Walter Ferris

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-06-26
themoviedb icon 8.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 86

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Jimmy Lydon
Jimmy Lydon
Tom Brown
Cedric Hardwicke
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Dr. Thomas Arnold
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Sam the Coachman
Peter Madden
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Jacob
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Freddie Bartholomew
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Josephine Hutchinson
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Mrs. Mary Arnold
Billy Halop
Billy Halop
Flashman
Polly Moran
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Sally Harowell
Hughie Green
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Walker Brooke
Ernest Cossart
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Squire Brown
Alec Craig
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Old Thomas
Gale Storm
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Effie
Barlowe Borland
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Grimsby aka Old Grimey
John 'Uh huh' Collum
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Sidney
Frank Mills
Frank Mills
School Porter
Charles Smith
Charles Smith
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