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59 Ratings

Boys Town

Directed by Norman Taurog
United States, 1938


Boys Town is a film classic based on the true story of Father Flanagan, a Catholic priest who established a community in Omaha, Nebraska for troubled youths. The film stars Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney as the young Whitey Marsh.

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Boys Town Directed by Norman Taurog

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1939 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1939 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1939 | 2nd place: Best Actor

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