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Brown of Harvard (1926)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 2 May 1926 (USA)
Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

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Jack Conway

Writers:

Rida Johnson Young (play), Donald Ogden Stewart (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Tom Brown
Jack Pickford ... Jim Doolittle
Mary Brian ... Mary Abbott
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Bob McAndrew
Mary Alden ... Mrs. Brown
David Torrence ... Mr. Brown
Edward Connelly ... Professor Abbott
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Hal Walters (as Guinn Williams)
Donald Reed ... Reggie Smythe (as Ernest Gillen)
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Storyline

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Sport See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited, as member of the Yale football team) of John Wayne. See more »

Quotes

Jim Doolittle: You going to Harvard too? So'm I!
Tom Brown: I can stand it... if Harvard can!
Jim Doolittle: Well, my name's Jed Doolittle. What's yours?
Tom Brown: Barney Google!
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Connections

Remake of Brown of Harvard (1918) See more »

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Ra Ra Ra!!
14 December 2017 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Although it's based on a 1906 Broadway hit, by far the most substantial aspects of this film are the big screen trappings lavished upon it, including vivid location photography of Harvard itself and energetic and dramatic sporting footage of the real Harvard-Yale final.

Titular 'hero' Bill Haines seems to be devoting hardly any time to his studies, life for him instead being one long round of hedonistic self-gratification. Mary Brian is required to do little but look cute, and Haines' loutish courting of her (which characteristically takes no account of the fact that she's already spoken for) seems to motivated more because she's the ONLY girl around rather than because he discerns any particular individual qualities in her. (The supposedly 'uproarious' scene in which he takes his harassment of her to further depths by deliberately breaking all the bottles of milk she's attempting to carry home must represent some sort of absolute nadir; and today he would probably deservedly go to jail for it.)


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