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MEN OF BOYS TOWN (1941)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Apr 22, 2019

The sequel remains pretty much as it is today:  repeat box office receipts with the same formula.  That itself is passable in the day of the studio system when film output to fill the theaters with product was required.  Sometimes it works  as in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) and sometimes it doesn&# read more

Com os Braços Abertos / Boys Town (1938)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Dec 30, 2017

Com os Braços Abertos / Boys Town (1938) Nós precisamos desesperadamente de heróis. We're in desperate need of heroes. Mas não é qualquer herói que serve. Nós dispensamos o Batman, o Aquaman, o Super-Homen, o Homem de Ferro, a Mulher-Maravilha – se bem que ela é demais – read more

Mickey Rooney in Boys Town

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Dec 28, 2014

Saintly Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) knocks some sense into juvenile delinquent Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney) in this clip from Boys Town (1938).  New York Times critic Frank Nugent gave Rooney a rare rave review for his performance in Boys Town. "Mickey is the Dead End gang ro read more

getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon Post: Boys Town

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 26, 2014

“There is no such thing as a bad boy” – Father Edward J. Flanagan That’s right, there’s no such thing as a bad boy — or is there?  Well, well, well…that brings me to my getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon pick: Boys Town. Why Boys Town? This should be an easy ques read more

Boys Town (1938)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 21, 2013

Boys Town Directed by Norman Taurog Written by John Meehan and Dore Shary from a story by Shary and Eleanore Griffin 1938/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing   More evidence of what a great screen actor Spencer Tracy was. This is an MGM dramatization of the life and work of Father Flanagan, read more

Boys Town (1)

MacGuffin Movies Posted by RBuccicone on Jan 7, 2011

Boys Town (1938)      By virtue of the performances alone, Boys Town earns a Wowza! rating. The film won Spencer Tracy a Best Actor Oscar and set Mickey Rooney on a path that for many years involved only primary roles and Grade-A pictures. It is based on a true story (and also won Best Original read more

Boys Town (2)

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Dec 27, 2010

In 1917, Father Edward Flanagan founded and built Boys Town, a nonprofit orphanage for boys between 10 and 16, just outside of Omaha Nebraska.  The orphanage led a new wave of youth care methods by emphasizing the importance of social preparation and letting the boys run the facility’s day-to-day read more

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