- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: “No boy is bad, if given a chance!”
- Genres: Drama
- Release Date: 1938-09-08
- Runtime: 96.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: Not Available
- Production Companies: Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer
Cast & Crew
Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds, Edward Norris, Addison Richards, Minor Watson, Jonathan Hale, Bobs Watson, Martin Spellman, Mickey Rentschler, Frankie Thomas, Jimmy Butler, Sidney Miller, Robert Emmett Keane, Victor Kilian, Arthur Aylesworth, King Baggot, Barbara Bedford, George Cooper, Nell Craig, John Hamilton, Claire McDowell, Jay Novello, Phillip Terry, William Worthington, John Wray
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Boys Town”
Boys Town is a 1938 American drama film directed by Norman Taurog and written by Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary. The film stars Spencer Tracy as Father Edward Flanagan, Mickey Rooney as Whitey Marsh, Henry Hull as Mr. Kent, Leslie Fenton as Blackie, and Gene Reynolds as Pee Wee.
The film follows Father Edward Flanagan, a Roman Catholic priest from Omaha, Nebraska, who establishes a home for homeless and troubled boys. He is determined to create a safe and secure environment for the boys, and to teach them the values of education, hard work, and self-respect.
The film follows the boys as they adjust to life at Boys Town and form strong bonds with Father Flanagan. It also follows the struggles of Whitey Marsh, a troubled young boy who is sent to Boys Town after being sentenced to reform school. Father Flanagan takes him under his wing and helps him to overcome his troubled past.
The film also follows the story of Mr. Kent, a wealthy businessman who is initially skeptical of Father Flanagan’s methods but eventually becomes a great supporter of Boys Town.
The film culminates with Father Flanagan and the boys of Boys Town standing up to a corrupt political boss and winning the election for mayor of Omaha.
In the end, Father Flanagan’s efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the boys of Boys Town is successful, and the boys go on to lead successful
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