Boys in Brown [DVD] [1949]

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Overview

Synopsis

Boys in Brown
Brown is the color of the uniforms worn by the residents of a British borstal (boy's reformatory). Jack Warner plays the governor (warden) of the institution, struggling to maintain an even keel with his tempestuous charges. The film aims for a veneer of reality by using an optical camera device to blend actual backgrounds with studio sets, a special effect that works about half the time. The Boys in Brown was based on a British stage play by Reginald Beckwith. Perhaps it was more effective on stage, where the advanced ages of the "boys" were not quite so detectable. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Attenborough
    Richard Attenborough - Jackie Knowles
  • Michael Medwin
    Michael Medwin - Sparrow
  • Patrick Holt
    Patrick Holt - Tigson
  • Thora Hird
    Thora Hird - Mrs. Knowles
  • Barbara Murray
    Barbara Murray - Kitty Hurst
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