Initial release November 2, 1951 (USA)
Running time 1h 33m
Music director Richard Addinsell
Director Gordon Parry
Adapted from Tom Browns School Days
|Writer Thomas Hughes (novel), Noel Langley (screenplay)|
Cast John Howard Davies (Tom Brown), Robert Newton (Dr. Thomas Arnold), John Charlesworth (East), James Hayter (Old Thomas), John Forrest (Flashman), Michael Hordern (Wilkes)
Similar movies Tom Browns School Days (1940)
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 novel of the same name by Thomas Hughes. For this version, Rugby School was used as a filming location.
Tom brown s schooldays 1951 trailer
Allmovie found the film "isn't quite as good as the 1940 Hollywood adaptation"; wheres The New York Times thought it "superior in every way to the one made in Hollywood some years back. The quaint customs have an English-cut, at least"; while Variety applauded the acting of John Howard Davies, Robert Newton and especially "a standout performance by John Forrest as the sneering, bullying Flashman"; and Time Out approved of a "soldily carpentered third screen version of Thomas Hughes' famous Rugby story - atmospherically shot on location in the old school itself."
ReferencesTom Brown's Schooldays (1951 film) Wikipedia
Tom Browns Schooldays (1951 film) IMDb Tom Browns Schooldays (1951 film) themoviedb.org