Boys Town

Lists: Film Quest 2018, Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan 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, the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1938: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Spencer Tracy (Father Edward J. Flanagan)
  • Mickey Rooney (Whitey Marsh)
  • Henry Hull (Dave Morris)
  • Leslie Fenton (Dan Farrow)
  • Gene Reynolds (Tony Ponessa)
  • Edward Norris (Joe Marsh)
  • Addison Richards (The Judge)
  • Minor Watson (The Bishop)
  • Jonathan Hale (John Hargraves)
  • Bobs Watson (Pee Wee)
  • Martin Spellman (Skinny)
  • Mickey Rentschler (Tommy Anderson)
  • Frankie Thomas (Freddie Fuller)
  • Jimmy Butler (Paul Ferguson)
  • Sidney Miller (Mo Kahn)
  • Robert Emmett Keane (Burton)
  • Victor Kilian (The Sheriff)
  • Arthur Aylesworth (Tim (uncredited))
  • King Baggot (Derelict in Mission Next to Weasel (uncredited))
  • Barbara Bedford (Nun (uncredited))
  • George Cooper (Tramp (uncredited))
  • Nell Craig (Nun (uncredited))
  • John Hamilton (Prison Warden (uncredited))
  • Claire McDowell (Nun (uncredited))
  • Jay Novello (Gangster (uncredited))
  • Phillip Terry (Newspaper Reporter (uncredited))
  • William Worthington (Governor (uncredited))
  • John Wray (Weasel (uncredited))
  • Norman Taurog (Director)