• Boys Town (1996)

Boys Town

Release Date: November 27th, 1996

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) 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 (Mickey Rooney), the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Addison Richards, Edward Norris, Gene Reynolds, Minor Watson

Director: Norman Taurog

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Growing up, Transformation, 1930s, Police officer, Prison, Endearing, Police station, Inspiring

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Writing (Original Story)
Nominated Outstanding Production
Nominated Directing