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Boys Town (1938)

Boys Town
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(42 ratings)
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Starring (View all)
Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy

Father Flanagan
Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Whitey Marsh
Henry Hull

Henry Hull

Dave Morris
Leslie Fenton

Leslie Fenton

Dan Farrow
Gene Reynolds

Gene Reynolds

Tony Ponessa
Edward Norris

Edward Norris

Joe Marsh
Addison Richards

Addison Richards

The Judge
Minor Watson

Minor Watson

The Bishop


Written by (View all)
John Meehan

John Meehan

(screenplay) and
Dore Schary

Dore Schary

(screenplay)


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Description: Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney both won Oscars® in 1938 for their work in this touching and inspirational story of Father Flanagan and his young, delinquent charges. "Boys Town" is a film classic based on the true story of Father ... Full DescriptionFlanagan, a Catholic priest who established a community in Omaha, ... (more)
Release date: 9 September 1938
UPC: 012569677142
Drama (4), 1930s (2), Juvenile (1), Prayer (1), Gang (1), Street Kids (1), Church (1), Children In Danger (1), Catholic (1), Best Lead Actor Oscar (1), Irish (1), Priest (1), Religion (1), Boxer (1), Boxing (1), Sport (1), Rooney (1), Biography (1), Tracy (1), Family (1)
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" Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan in "Boys Town" (3rd nomination/2nd win)"


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"FATHER EDWARD J. FLANAGAN: There is no bad boy."


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