Boys Town

(1938)

Overview

The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan leads a community called Boys Town, a different sort of juvenile detention facility where, instead of being treated as underage criminals, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. But hard-nosed petty thief and pool shark Whitey Marsh, the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system.

  1. Norman Taurog

    Director

  2. Eleanore Griffin

    Writer

  3. Dore Schary

    Screenplay

  4. John Meehan

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy

    Father Edward J. Flanagan

  2. Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney

    Whitey Marsh

  3. Henry Hull

    Henry Hull

    Dave Morris

  4. Leslie Fenton

    Leslie Fenton

    Dan Farrow

  5. Gene Reynolds

    Gene Reynolds

    Tony Ponessa

Full Cast & Crew

Boys Town
Boys Town

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 9, 1938
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

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