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Boys Town

Boys Town

Boys Town is a 1938 biographical drama film based on Father Edward J. Flanagan's work with a group of underprivileged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named "Boys Town". It stars Spencer Tracy as Father Edward J. Flanagan, and Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Gene Reynolds, Edward Norris and Addison Richards. The film was written by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin and John Meehan, and was directed by Norman Taurog. Legendary MGM Studio head Louis B. Mayer, who was a Ukrainian-American Jew known for his respect for the Catholic Church, later called this his favorite film of his tenure at MGM. Although the story is largely fictional, it is based upon a real man and a r ... more on Wikipedia

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