The Spirit of Culver
|The Spirit of Culver|
|Directed by||Joseph Santley|
|Produced by||Burt Kelly|
|Written by||Tom Buckingham, George Green, Clarence Marks (story)
Whitney Bolton, Nathanael West (screenplay)
|Music by||Frank Skinner
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The Spirit of Culver is a 1939 drama starring Jackie Cooper and Freddie Bartholomew. Directed by Joseph Santley and written by Whitney Bolton and Nathanael West, the film is a remake of 1932's Tom Brown of Culver.
Tom Allen (Cooper), the son of a decorated war hero who is feared to have died in battle, wins a scholarship to the Culver military academy. His arrogance and unwillingness to comply with the academy's strict rules soon gets him in trouble, but through the help of his roommate he gets by.
- Jackie Cooper - Tom Allen
- Freddie Bartholomew - Bob Randolph
- Andy Devine - Tubby
- Henry Hull - Doc Allen
- Jackie Moran - Perkins
- Tim Holt - Capt. Wilson
- Gene Reynolds - Carruthers
- Kathryn Kane - June Macy
- Walter Tetley - Hank
- Pierre Watkin - Capt. Wharton
- John Hamilton - Maj. White
Filming took place partly at Culver Military Academy. Tim Holt had been a student there.
- COMINGS AND GOINGS.... NEWS OF STAGE AND SCREEN: Culver Opus Given Expert Supervision Gen. Gignilliat, Head of Academy, Handling Technique Hopper, Hedda. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 19 Feb 1939: C3.
- The Spirit of Culver at the Internet Movie Database
- The Spirit of Culver at AllMovie
- New York Times review
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