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Boys Town
- Spencer Tracy

Overview - The story of Father Flanagan, who battled the courts, the community, and the odds to create a home for boys that society had tossed away. Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary won Oscars for Best Original story. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The story of Father Flanagan, who battled the courts, the community, and the odds to create a home for boys that society had tossed away. Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary won Oscars for Best Original story. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Spencer Tracy, Best Original Story.

Awards:
1938 - Academy Awards - Special Achievement Awards Winner
1938 - Academy Awards - Best Actor Winner
1938 - Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay Winner

Cast List

Norman Taurog - American Director/Actor
Spencer Tracy - Oscar winning american actor, BOYS TOWN
Tommy Noonan
Eleanore Griffin - Writer- Harvey Girls
Edward Ward - American Composer\D. 1971
Sidney Miller - American Actor
Henry Hull - American Character Actor
Mickey Rooney - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Joe Yule Jr. - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Mickey McGuire - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Dore Schary - Producer/Writer/Director
Sidney Wagner
Frankie Thomas
John Meehan
Bobs Watson - Actor -Teary Child Star
Gene Reynolds - TV Producer/Child Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 883929201921
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: May 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
Classic
True Story
Personal Triumph
Social Issues
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Parenthood

 
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Synopsis:
"Boys Town" is a film classic based on the true story of Father Flanagan, a Catholic priest who established a community in Omaha, Nebraska for troubled youths. The film stars Spencer Tracy, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Father Flanagan, and Mickey Rooney as the young Whitey Marsh. The priest's challenge is to tame Whitey, the incorrigible kid brother of a jailed gangster. When Whitey first arrives at the orphanage, he turns it upside down with his street-tough antics. However, grim reality sets in when he loses a boxing match, sees his best pal injured in a car accident, and has extended contact with his brother's low-life criminal friends. In the end, Whitey falls in line with the program and is living proof of Father Flanagan's belief that there are no bad boys -- just bad environments.

 
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