Boys Town

1938 • 92 minutes
44 reviews
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Spencer Tracy, in the role for which he won his second Academy Award, stars as Father Flanagan, the real-life founder of Boys Town. Idealistic, young priest Father Flanagan struggles to achieve his dream of creating a place where tough, young city boys may have the chance at a normal life. He founds a farm school run by a community of boys. But the idyllic community is almost destroyed by a young thug (Mickey Rooney), who eventually becomes a role model and leader of the boys' community.

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44 reviews
Ray Lemar
September 18, 2017
What a great move I. This family classic is a wonderful example of just how talented of a actor the late Mickey Rooney was. This heart warming story set in the heart of America, Omaha Nebraska is a great example of true American values.
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Marina Cappalli
June 17, 2016
Absolutely fantastic acting and storytelling! Mickey Rooney shines in this! Very touching and heartfelt story.
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L. Bailey
December 19, 2015
One of my all time favorites ..
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