Starring: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds
Director: Norman Taurog
Today they grow up lawless on the
streets. Tomorrow they're on Death Row. Father Edward
Flanagan vows to break the cycle, putting his life where his faith is
and starting a boys' home that becomes a model of hope.
Spencer Tracy brings shining inner
strength to Flanagan in a performance that made him the first to win
consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards (Tom Hanks later matched that
feat). "There is no bad boy," Flanagan insists. But brash
troublemaker Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney) puts the credo to the
test. Nominated to five Academy Awards including Best Picture,
this compelling movie earned a Best Original Story Oscar. And the
Oscar Tracy donated to Boys Town (the academy provided him with
another) remains on display there today.
MPAA Rating: Not
Rated. IMDB Parents Guide
USCCB Rating : A-I -- general patronage.
Run Time: 93 Minutes
Black & White
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Vintage featurette The City of Little Men Good News of 1939 radio
show excerpt with Tracy and Rooney. "Girls and Boys Town"
promotional featurette. Boys Town and Men of Boys Town theatrical
Run Time: 106 Minutes