Fact based tale of a tough new arrival at Father Flanagan's famous sanctuary for juvenile delinquents. Second Best Actor Oscar in a row for Tracy! Colorized version available.
One Foot In Heaven movie trailer - starring Fredric March, Gene Lockhart, Beulah Bondi, Grant Mitchell, Martha Scott, Moroni Olsen. Directed by Irving Rapper. Genre: Drama
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Trailer for the 1938 classic Boys Town.
Boys Town is a film classic based on the true story of Father Flanagan, a Catholic priest who established a community in Omaha, Nebraska for troubled youths. The film stars Spencer Tracy, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Father Flanagan, and Mickey Rooney as the young Whitey Marsh. The priest's challenge is to tame Whitey, the incorrigible kid brother of a jailed gangster. When Whitey first arrives at the orphanage, he turns it upside down with his street-tough antics. However, grim reality sets in when he loses a boxing match, sees his best pal injured in a car accident, and has extended contact with his brother's low-life criminal friends. In the end, Whitey falls in line with the program and is living proof of Father Flanagan's belief that there are no bad boys -- just bad environments.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Spencer Tracy ("Mutiny on the Bounty", "Adam's Rib," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") stars with child-star Mickey Rooney ("Babes in Arms ," "The Black Stallion") in this Oscar-nominated moving story of a priest who develops a school for juvenile delinquents. Winner of Best Original Story. Tracy won his second Oscar as the compassionate but tough Father Flannigan. Norman Taurog ("Spinout," "Girls! Girls! Girls!") was nominated for Best Director. Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time.
Spencer Tracy stars with child-star Mickey Rooney in this Oscar nominated moving story of a priest who develops a school for juvenile delinquents.
Spencer Tracy stars with child-star Mickey Rooney in this moving story of a priest who develops a school for juvenile delinquents. Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time.