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Boys Town

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Norman Taurog

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Plot Summary

Spencer Tracy ("Mutiny on the Bounty", "Adam's Rib," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") stars with child-star Mickey Rooney ("Babes in Arms ," "The Black Stallion") in this Oscar-nominated moving story of a priest who develops a school for juvenile delinquents. Winner of Best Original Story. Tracy won his second Oscar as the compassionate but tough Father Flannigan. Norman Taurog ("Spinout," "Girls! Girls! Girls!") was nominated for Best Director. Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Tracy, showing necessary restraint, makes his portrayal of Flanagan sincere and human. – Variety Staff, Variety, Feb 10, 2012

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Boys Town
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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