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Boys Town (1938)

NR 09/08/1938 (US) Drama 1h 36m

"No boy is bad, if given a chance!"


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. Dore Schary

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Norman Taurog


  3. John Meehan


  4. Eleanore Griffin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy

    Father 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

  6. Edward Norris

    Edward Norris

    Joe Marsh

  7. Addison Richards

    Addison Richards


  8. Minor Watson

    Minor Watson


  9. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    John Hargraves

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Boys Town
Boys Town

Status Released

Original Language English

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