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Brother Rat (1938)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 29 October 1938 (USA)
Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (screen play), Jerry Wald (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priscilla Lane ... Joyce Winfree
Wayne Morris ... Billy Randolph
Johnnie Davis ... A. Furman Towsend, Jr.
Jane Bryan ... Kate Rice
Eddie Albert ... 'Bing' Edwards
Ronald Reagan ... Dan Crawford
Jane Wyman ... Claire Adams
Henry O'Neill ... Colonel Ramm
Gordon Oliver ... Capt 'Lacedrawers' Rogers
Larry Williams ... Harley Harrington
William Tracy ... Misto Bottome (as William Tracey)
Jessie Busley ... Mrs. Brooks
Olin Howland ... Slim
Louise Beavers ... Jenny
Isabel Withers Isabel Withers ... Nurse
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Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadetes do Barulho See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Coghlan Jr. is in studio records/casting call lists as "Fourth Classman," but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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Spoofed in Brother Brat (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Working Our Way Through College
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung a cappella by Wayne Morris
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Fluff piece with the proverbial happy ending
31 August 1999 | by gnrzSee all my reviews

The misadventures of three VMI roommates during the latter part of their final year in school forms the backdrop for a round of typical 1930's type problems, most caused by the devil-may-care attitude of the cadet played by Wayne Morris. The other two roomies are played by Ronald Reagan, who tries very hard to be the voice of reason and Eddie Albert, having problems throughout the entire film. It's kind of fun watching these three get in and out of jams with their superiors. But, one word of caution: If whining annoys you (as it does me)you may have a little problem with Eddie Albert because, except for the very first scenes, his dialog for the remainder of the movie consists of whining that would do a 5 or 6 year old child proud. However, overall, if you want a few laughs and like happy endings, this film is for you....


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