Tom Brown's Schooldays

  |  Buy to Own: 31/10/2016
  |  94 min
Rated U by the BBFC


A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Thomas Hughes chronicling the eponymous hero's experiences in a Victorian public school. John Howard Davies plays Tom Brown who, as a new boy at Rugby Public School, has to contend with the school's harsh discipline and accepted bullying from the older boys, the cruellest being Flashman (John Forrest). Brown's one hope is Doctor Arnold (Robert Newton), a schoolmaster who tries to temper the bullying and discipline with kindness - something that goes against the grain of his fellow masters.