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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Father Edward J. 'Eddie' Flanagan: Youth is the greatest natural resource of the country.
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Connections

Referenced in The Miracle of Sound (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played by the boys' band and sung by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers when Dave Morris returns
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The legend meeting between Rooney and Tracy
16 June 2008 | by moatazmohsen78See all my reviews

Spencer Tracy was a great actor made an influence for many actors as (Michael Kean) by his glamorous roles especially his role in this film that he won on it an Oscar prize best leading role in 1942> He made a golden duet with Rooney by focusing on children and teenagers who suffered from dangerous atmosphere that will cause to prison as a cancer of bad habits.

Tracy played a role of Priest that tried to narrow the gap between children and their society as a satisfy between them forever due to build a new society with low rank of crimes , problems and negative points.


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