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Boys Town [DVD] [1938]

  • SKU: 19230406
  • Release Date: 05/10/2011
  • Rating: NR

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    Boys Town (DVD) (Black & White) (English) 1938
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    Boys Town
    Spencer Tracy won his second Oscar for his portrayal of Father Edward J. Flanagan--then promptly turned the statuette over to the real Father Flanagan out of gratitude. The priest's philosophy that no boy will grow up bad if given a chance in life culminates in his formation of Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. Unable to raise funds through "proper" channels, Flanagan finds that his staunchest supporters are the workaday folks who have faith in him; none is stauncher than Jewish pawnbroker Henry Hull, who digs deep into his pockets to help Flanagan realize his dream. The story of the struggle to get Boys Town on its feet paralleled with the regeneration of punkish Mickey Rooney, the younger brother of criminal Edward Norris. At first a wise-guy rebel, Rooney rises to a position of authority, responsibility and respect in Boys Town's self-maintained government. Boys Town, by the way, is the source of the classic line "He ain't heavy--he's my brother." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Spencer Tracy
      Spencer Tracy - Father Flanagan
    • Mickey Rooney
      Mickey Rooney - Whitey Marsh
    • Henry Hull
      Henry Hull - Dave Morris
    • Leslie Fenton
      Leslie Fenton - Dan Farrow
    • Addison Richards
      Addison Richards - The Judge

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Oldie

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A gift for my wife who pulls out oldies such as this once per year. Alas, it was time to replace worn VHS with DVD since the VCR is no longer convenient. Fortunately, the content of old movies such as this will last long beyond the technology used to view it. Not a disappointment by any means.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must see

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I just saw this movie this year. It is a great movie that goes over the founding of Father Flannigans Home for Boys. If you have not seen this movie I strongly encourage it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great dvd

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ordered this dvd for my brother. He was very happy that the movies were on separate dvds instead of being double sided like his previous one

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful Film

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Mickey Rooney is so superb! This also includes the sequel Men of Boys Town!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Black & White movie

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I appreciate a good plot, acting and a black and white movie...this did not dissapoint. I simply adore Spencer Tracy, and Mickey Rooney younger was superb!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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