~Brown of Harvard~
~Original photograph caption read: Mary Brian
wears this frock in "Brown of Harvard," for
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, in which she plays the
leading role.~
~Plot Synopsis~
Tom Brown (William Haines), a breezy, handsome youth with a Don Juan reputation, quickly
becomes popular at Harvard but soon is temperamentally opposed to Bob McAndrews (Ralph
Bushman), a studious, reserved boy who becomes his chief rival for the affections of Mary Abbott
(Mary Brian), a professor's daughter. Tom rooms with Doolittle "Doo" (Jack Pickford), an awkward
but goodhearted backwoods youth who comes to idolize Tom. At a party, Tom forcibly kisses Mary,
and a tussle with McAndrews follows. Later, Tom challenges Mac as stroker on the college rowing
team but loses; and when he forces a confession of love from Mary, he takes to drink in shame.
When he replaces Mac in a match against Yale, Tom collapses and is disgraced but is persuaded by
his father to go out for football. To save his friend's reputation, Doo, who is ill, exposes himself to
rain and is hospitalized. Tom plays in a game against Yale and at a crucial moment gives Mac a
chance to score for the team; he goes to tell Doo of the victory, but Doo dies shortly afterward. Tom
is acclaimed a hero and is happily united with Mary.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Jack Conway

Written by:
Joseph Farnham  - titles
Donald Ogden Stewart  - adaptation
A.P. Younger - scenario

Based on the play Brown of Harvard by Rida Johnson Young (New York,
26 Feb 1906) and the novel of the same name by Johnson and Gilbert P.
Coleman (New York, 1907).

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
Donald Reed ...  Reggie Smythe
Robert Livingston ...  Harvard Student / Yale Cheering Section / Harvard Spectator
Grady Sutton ...  One of the Dickeys (uncredited)
John Wayne ...  Yale Football Player (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Produced by: Harry Rapf & Irving Thalberg
Cinematography by: Ira H. Morgan
Film Editing by: Frank Davis
Costume Design by: Kathleen Kay & Maude Marsh
Sets by: Cedric Gibbons & A. Arnold Gillespie
Wardrobe: Kathleen Kay & Maude Marsh

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 85 Minutes
Released: May 2, 1926