Boys Town (1938)

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When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »

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  • Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town (1938)
  • Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town (1938)
  • Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town (1938)
  • Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town (1938)
  • Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in Boys Town (1938)
  • Spencer Tracy in Boys Town (1938)

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Trivia

The day after Spencer Tracy won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in this film, an MGM publicist released a statement - without consulting Tracy first - that the actor would donate his Oscar to the real Boys Town in Nebraska. Tracy agreed to make the ... ...


Quotes

Tony Ponessa: If you're a Catholic or a Protestant, you can go right on being one.
Whitey Marsh: Well, I'm nothin'.
Tony Ponessa: Then, you can go right on being nothin', and nobody cares.


Goofs

The blackface Whitey wipes off in line doesn't match when he arrives back at the barber.

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