Men of Boys Town Poster

Release Date: 1941

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Father Edward Flanagan (Spencer Tracy), head of the Boys Town home for troubled boys, attends the trial of young Ted Martley (Larry Nunn), a paraplegic charged with murdering a guard at the Marysport reformatory. When Ted confides that Marysport is corrupt and brutal, the priest takes him to Boys Town, where he places him with his protégé, Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney). Later visiting Marysport, Whitey gets involved with a young delinquent and witnesses how bad the conditions are there.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn, Darryl Hickman, Henry O'Neill, Mary Nash, Lee J. Cobb

Director: Norman Taurog

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, 1940s, Transformation, Intense, Office, Moving, Friend