|Tom Brown's Schooldays|
|Directed by||Gordon Parry|
|Produced by||Brian Desmond Hurst|
|Screenplay by||Noel Langley|
|Based on||the novel by Thomas Hughes|
|Starring||John Howard Davies|
|Music by||Richard Addinsell|
|Edited by||Kenneth Heeley-Ray|
|Distributed by||Renown Pictures (UK) |
United Artists (US)
Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 1951 British drama film, produced by Brian Desmond Hurst, directed by Gordon Parry and starring John Howard Davies, Robert Newton and James Hayter. It is based on the 1857 novel of the same name by Thomas Hughes. For this version, Rugby School was used as a filming location.
- John Howard Davies as Tom Brown
- Robert Newton as Dr. Thomas Arnold
- John Charlesworth as East
- James Hayter as Old Thomas
- John Forrest as Flashman
- Michael Hordern as Wilkes
- Brian Worth as Judd
- Rachel Gurney as Mrs. Arthur
- Max Bygraves as Coach Guard
- Francis de Wolff as Squire Brown
- Diana Wynyard as Mrs. Thomas Arnold
- Hermione Baddeley as Sally Harrowell
- Kathleen Byron as Mrs. Brown
- Amy Veness as Mrs. Wixie
- Michael Brennan as Black Bart
- Michael Ward as Turke
- Neil North as Diggs
- Glyn Dearman as Arthur
- Ben Aris as Tadpole
- Peter Scott as Gower
"Isn't quite as good as the 1940 Hollywood adaptation," thought Allmovie; whereas The New York Times found it "superior in every way to the one made in Hollywood some years back. The quaint customs have an English-cut, at least". Variety applauded the acting of John Howard Davies, Robert Newton and "a standout performance by John Forrest as the sneering, bullying Flashman"; while Time Out approved the "solidly carpentered third screen version of Thomas Hughes' famous Rugby story - atmospherically shot on location in the old school itself."
- "Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)".
- "Tom Brown's School Days (1951) - Gordon Parry - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
- Variety Staff (1 January 1951). "Review: 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'".
- Crowther, Bosley (8 January 1952). "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; British Version of 'Tom Brown's School Days' Has Premiere at Park Avenue Theatre" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Tom Brown's Schooldays".
- Tom Brown's Schooldays at IMDb
- Tom Brown's Schooldays at the website dedicated to Brian Desmond Hurst
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