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Men of Boys Town (1941)

Passed  -  Drama  -  11 April 1941 (USA)
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and ... See full summary »

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Larry Nunn ...
Ted Martley
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Flip
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Maitland
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Mrs. Maitland
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Sidney Miller ...
Mo Kahn
Addison Richards ...
The Judge
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Roger Gorton
George Lessey ...
Bradford Stone
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Burton
Arthur Hohl ...
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Ben Welden ...
Superintendent (as Ben Weldon)
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and both boys go to reform school. Father Flanagan exposes the conditions in the school and the boys are released to him. Ted's dog is killed but Ted can walk. The Maitlands work to pay off the debts threatening Boys Town. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Das sind Kerle  »

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Quotes

Flip Brier: They must feed you canary seed you're so yellow.
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Referenced in The Miracle of Sound (1940) See more »

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Long, Long Ago
(1883) (uncredited)
Written by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Played as background music when Father Flanagan is about to lose Boys Town
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Not as good as the original, but nice to see Mickey and Spence together again.
6 May 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This isn't as good of a film as Boys Town, but then most sequels don't live up to the original. Mickey Rooney gives a refreshingly toned-down portrayal of an older, more mature Whitey Marsh, and of course Spencer Tracy fits right back into the role of Father Flanagan. A bit idealistic and old-fashioned, but perhaps that is exactly what draws me to films like these? Any fan of classic movies, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, or all of the above will have a nice time watching this movie.


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