Tom Brown's School Days

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Tom Brown's School Days

based on novel or book boarding school bully 19th century

Tom Brown's School Days

Release Date: June 26, 1940

Year    :   1940
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Genres    :   Drama, Family
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Director    :   Robert Stevenson
Producers    :   C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne
Writers    :   Walter Ferris, C. Graham Baker, Frank Cavett, Gene Towne, Thomas Hughes
RunTime    :   86 mins.

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.

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