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Boys Town(1938)

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Brief Synopsis

True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.

Cast & Crew

Norman Taurog Director
Spencer Tracy Father [Edward] Flanagan
Mickey Rooney Whitey Marsh
Henry Hull Dave Morris
Leslie Fenton Dan Farrow
Gene Reynolds Tony Ponessa
Edward Norris Joe Marsh
Minor Watson The bishop
Jonathan Hale John Hargraves
Bobs Watson Pee Wee
Mickey Rentschler Tommy Anderson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1938 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  93 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • A lesson we can use today

    BrokebackBob 2014-04-13

    The Catholic Church should be doing what Father Flanagan did again on a massive scale instead of hoarding money and power, that is, if the priests can keep... MORE>

  • Boys Town

    Dashiell B. 2013-02-16

    An excellent drama about the real-life community concieved by Father Edward Flanagan. Tracy won his second Oscar as Flanagan, Rooney is amazing in his... MORE>

  • Rooney rocks and rolls

    Jeff Boston 2012-10-16

    This film is a relic in many ways, including the fact that many years ago Hollywood essentially ceased celebrating the life and/or life's work of... MORE>