PG certificateBoys Town is a Film programme that first aired in 1938 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Boys Town is a 4 star programme



Boys Town (1938)

Directed by
Norman Taurog

This academy award winner depicts the story of a Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy), who after hearing a convicts story, battles the local community and the courts to provide a home for delinquent boys, the boys that society wishes to throw on the scrap heap.

One boy, Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney) prooves to be a tough challenge due to his constant, often successful running away. However when he runs to his brother's gang Father Flanagan and his boys follow, capture the crooks and shops them to the police. The reward money ultimately saves the town.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1938

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Black and White


Spencer Tracy...Father Edward J. Flanagan
Image for Mickey RooneyMickey 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