|Directed by||William Keighley|
|Produced by||Robert Lord
Hal B. Wallis
|Written by||Richard Macaulay
John Monks Jr
Fred F. Finklehoffe
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Edited by||William Holmes|
|Running time||89 minutes|
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.
- 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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