Boys Town

  • 1938
  • 1 HR 36 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

One of the more overrated films of its era. Not surprisingly one of MGM tyrant Louis B. Mayer's favorite films, this sentimental wallow dramatizes the real-life story of Father Edward Flanagan, founder of the famous Boys Town for errant youths. What sounds like ideal "truth is stranger than fiction" material, with inspiration to boot, comes across as stilted,...read more

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Boys Town - Trailer
01:03 — 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! Col (more…)
Boys Town - Official Trailer
03:12 — 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! Col (more…)
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01:48 — 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 c (more…)

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  • Review: One of the more overrated films of its era. Not surprisingly one of MGM tyrant Louis B. Mayer's favorite films, this sentimental wallow dramatizes the real-life story of Father Edward Flanagan, founder of the famous Boys Town for errant youths. What sounds… (more)

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