|Directed by||William Keighley|
|Produced by||Robert Lord
Hal B. Wallis
|Written by||Richard Macaulay
John Monks, Jr.
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Edited by||William Holmes|
Brother Rat is a 1938 film about cadets at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, directed by William Keighley and starring Ronald Reagan, Priscilla Lane, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman and Wayne Morris.
The film was an adaptation of the successful Broadway play of the same name written by two former VMI cadets, John Monks, Jr. and Fred Finklehoffe, which ran for 577 performances between December 1936 and April 1938. Albert and supporting actor William Tracy reprised their roles in the stage productions.
Brother Rat was Albert's film debut, and during filming Reagan met Wyman, whom he later married.
The title refers to the term used for cadets in their first year at the Institute. Scenes of the film were shot on site in Lexington on the Institute's historic Parade Ground, and the baseball game scene was filmed at Alumni Memorial Field.
This film was followed by a sequel in 1940, Brother Rat and a Baby, which also featured Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris, Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, and Jane Wyman.
- Brother Rat, Playbill Vault, retrieved 9 January 2015.
- Helfer, Andrew (author), Steve Buccatello (artist), and Joe Station (artist). Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography. Hill and Wang. 23.
- Brother Rat at the Internet Movie Database
- Brother Rat at the TCM Movie Database
- Review of Brother Rat at TVGuide.com
- Brother Rat and a Baby (sequel, 1940) at Internet Movie Database
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