Tom Brown's School Days (1940)

Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew
Robert Stevenson
Cedric Hardwicke and Freddie Bartholomew star in this adaptation of Thomas Hughes’s famous novel. Oscar nominated director Robert Stevenson (Mary Poppins) gets help from a majestic musical score by three­time Oscar nominee Anthony Collins (Sunny, Irene) cinematography by Oscar nominated Nicholas Musuraca (I Remember Mama, Cat People), and costume design from Oscar winner Edward Stevenson (The Facts of Life). Need more convincing? The film’s art direction was by seven time Oscar nominee Darrell Silvera (Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons). To say this film has an impressive pedigree is an understatement! (BW)