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Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 April 1941 (USA)
Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flannigan tries to help every little boy he meets. ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writer:

James Kevin McGuinness (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Tracy ... Father Flanagan
Mickey Rooney ... Whitey Marsh
Bobs Watson ... Pee Wee
Larry Nunn ... Ted Martley
Darryl Hickman ... Flip
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Maitland
Mary Nash ... Mrs. Maitland
Lee J. Cobb ... Dave Morris
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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Storyline

Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flannigan tries to help every little boy he meets. Larry Nunn and Dwayne Hickman join in this time around as Flannigan discovers a reform school that has neither reforming nor schooling. It's up to Flannigan, Whitey, and the rest of the school to teach them there's no such thing as a bad boy. Written by meeris

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das sind Kerle See more »

Filming Locations:

Boys Town, Nebraska, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Spencer Tracy disliked this sequel to Boys Town and called it "dull and unbelievable". See more »

Quotes

Flip Brier: I don't play with children.
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Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 17 June 1963 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Taps
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Written by Daniel Butterfield
Lyrics anonymous
Played on a bugle by Bobs Watson and by the boys' band and Sung by the St. Luke's Choristers at Beau Hunk's burial
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Not as good as the original, but nice to see Mickey and Spence together again.
6 May 2000 | by k_jasmine_99See 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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