Boys Town (1938) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by John W. Considine Jr..
The story of Father Flanagan, who battled the courts and the community to create a home for boys that society had tossed away. Rooney plays a particularly tough challenge.
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Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Spencer Tracy||Won|
|Best Director||Norman Taurog||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin||Won|
|Best Writing||John Meehan, Dore Schary||Nominated|
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Father Edward J. Flanagan: I know that a mother can take a whip to the toughest boy in the world, and he forgets it because he knows that she loves him.
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.
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Freddie Bartholomew was considered for the part of Mickey Rooney's best friend, but was not cast because the producers felt he was too associated with Little Lord Fauntleroy and so would not be believable in this film.
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