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A boy learns life-changing lessons about the importance of friendship and the dignity of labor in this adventure saga based on a story by Rudyard Kipling.
1938 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
1938 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture
1937 | Winner: Top Ten Films
1937 | 3 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor
[Cinémathèque PT #265: 35 mm] (2006) -> Spencer Tracy trying to sing in broken Portuguese is the most endearing thing ever.
Nice tearjerker, and the kid's performance is definitely moving. We could've done without Spencer Tracy's Portuguese accent or, what's worse, the painful bits where he attempts to actually speak Portuguese. But a very nice film in all.
Watched it today on Turner Classic Movies. The best Spencer Tracy movie I've ever seen, even more so that Guess Who's Coming to Dinner or Boy's Town.
Turns out I have a thing for sassy, entitled rich boys!