Duration Director Gordon Parry Adapted fromTom Browns School Days
WriterThomas Hughes (novel), Noel Langley (screenplay) CastJohn Howard Davies (Tom Brown), Robert Newton (Dr. Thomas Arnold), John Charlesworth (East), James Hayter (Old Thomas), John Forrest (Flashman), Michael Hordern (Wilkes) Similar moviesTom Browns School Days (1940)
Tom brown s schooldays 2005 film
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.
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."