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The Great Brain

Country: USA

Genre: Comedy



Based on John D. Fitzgerald's award-winning children's novel set in Utah during the early 1900s. A young boy has great fun conning his family, friends, and neighbors, until he finds himself in hot water.

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  • Jimmy Osmond
    (Tom Fitzgerald)
  • Pat Delaney
  • Fran Ryan
  • James Jarnagin
  • Cliff Osmond
  • Danny Thompson
    (Andy Anderson)

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The books are great! This movie, more OK-ish. The beginning is not encouraging: Tom is seen actually swindling an adult, which doesn't happen in the books, and next there's a lost-in-a-cave incident that owes too much to Tom Sawyer. However, things then pick up a bit, and we get some solid, involving vignettes featuring charming boys in knickerbockers. But there's not enough emphasis on Tom's genuinely scheming, wheeling-and-dealing nature, and his character arc feels sentimentalised and a bit forced.

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