Tom Brown's Schooldays

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Master Howard Davies (later a successful BBC producer who worked on the early Monty Python series) may be a precursor of the Mark Lester school of terribly English moppetry, but he doesn't detract too much from this soldily carpentered third screen version of Thomas Hughes' famous Rugby story - atmospherically shot on location in the old school itself. Newton restrains himself admirably as the ultimately good-hearted headmaster, but it's Forrest's show as the caddish bully Flashman, dispensing ignominy with a curl of the lip and a dash of hauteur before his eventual and not unexpected comeuppance.

By: TJ


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Gordon Parry
Noel Langley
John Howard Davies
Robert Newton
Diana Wynyard
Hermione Baddeley
Kathleen Byron
James Hayter
John Forrest
John Charlesworth
Michael Hordern
Max Bygraves
Rachel Gurney
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