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Boys Town (1938)

96 min - Drama - 9 September 1938
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee Wee is hit by a car, returns. He runs away and joins his brother's gang. Flanagan and the boys capture the crooks and the reward saves the town.

Director:  Norman Taurog
Writers:  Eleanore Griffin
Stars:  Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Hull, Bobs Watson, Edward Norris, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds, Addison Richards, Minor Watson, Jonathan Hale, Martin Spellman, Mickey Rentschler, Frankie Thomas, Jimmy Butler, Sidney Miller, Jay Novello, John Hamilton, Victor Kilian

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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee Wee is hit by a car, returns. He runs away and joins his brother's gang. Flanagan and the boys capture the crooks and the reward saves the town.



Tagline: No boy is bad, if given a chance!

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Hebrew, German
Release Date:  9 September 1938

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Spencer Tracy {“Father Flanagan”} – WON
DIRECTING — Norman Taurog
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
WRITING (Original Story) — Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin – WON
WRITING (Screenplay) — John Meehan, Dore Schary


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