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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 ...
Guard
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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Father Edward J. 'Eddie' Flanagan: Boys have an inflexible sense of honor and they never betray a trust. Give them confidence and they will return you loyalty.There is no redemption for youth in the lash.
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Gloria, In Excelsius Deo
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Traditional Christmas song
Played and sung by the St. Luke's Choristers during the opening credits
Reprised at Beau Hunk's funeral
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Mickey Rooney Is The Star Here
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney's performance is what makes this film terrific. I'm always amazed at the talent of Mickey Rooney. In my opinion he is a much underrated performer. He could do it all.Make you laugh, make you cry, make you jump for job. Mickey Rooney is the star of this movie, Men Of Boys Town. His performance is tops. He ease and dramatic and comedy talents are well on display here. In my opinion, he far outshines Spencer Tracy in both Boys Town and Men Of Boys Town. Mickey should have one the Oscar for this one. If you want to see more great acting by Mickey Rooney check out Young Tom Edison, Drive A Crooked Road, Huckleberry Finn etc. You wil be glad you did. Mickey Rooney, forever may he shine. He was and is the tops. The King Of Hollywood!


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