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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
Not as good as the original, but nice to see Mickey and Spence together again.
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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