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Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 April 1941 (USA)
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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Flip
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Mr. Maitland
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Mrs. Maitland
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Sidney Miller ...
Mo Kahn
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The Judge
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Roger Gorton
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Bradford Stone
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Burton
Arthur Hohl ...
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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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Sequel to Oscar Winning movie Com os Bra├žos Abertos (1938) See more »

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Father Edward J. 'Eddie' Flanagan: Youth is the greatest natural resource of the country.
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Follows Boys Town (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Scottish traditional music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played by the boys' band and sung by the St. Luke's Choristers when
Whitey leaves Boys Town
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Good Sequel
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Men of Boys Town (1941)

*** (out of 4)

Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) and Whitey (Mickey Rooney) try to save Boys Town while at the same time trying to crack down on abuse in reform schools. I actually preferred this one to the previous film, although this one suffers from trying to do too much in its story. As with the first film there's a lot of sentimental value here but there's also the darker side with the reform schools, which I really enjoyed. Tracy gives another very good performance and Rooney was a lot better here as the older, more mature kid. It was also nice seeing Lee J. Cobb in an early role.


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