Browning Cinema

Boys Town (1938)

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Boys Town Professor Pfinklepfunder’s Family Films
Professor Pfinklepfunder’s $1 Sunday Family Films
Directed by Norman Taurog
With Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull
Not Rated, 96 minutes, Blu-ray

The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy, in an Oscar-winning role) leads a community called Boys Town, based on the community near Omaha, Nebraska. Boys Town in the film and in life serves as a progressive juvenile detention facility where, instead of being treated as underage criminals, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. But hard-nosed petty thief and pool shark Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney), the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.


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