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Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | | 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 »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Joseph Farnham (titles) (as Joe Farnham), 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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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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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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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Interesting Glimpse of 20's Big Box Office
2 April 1999 | by ereillySee all my reviews

I found it difficult to watch this film with a critical eye, as I have limited experience with the silents. However, it was interesting to think that I was watching the heart throbs of the time, in one of the most popular movies of the time. The story of the relationship between Brown and his bookish roommate was, uh, interesting, but overall the story seemed so unrealistic (a partying slacker who happens to be accomplished at all sports, mysterious and unnamed life-threatening illnesses) that I wondered how such a storyline was accepted in 1926, or anytime. Tips from anyone who knows how to appreciate or analyze a silent despite the hamminess would be appreciated.


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