Boys Town

Warner Bros.   (1938) / Region 1
Boys Town

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Their problems were too big for society. But not too big for one man's vision and faith.

Today they grow up lawless and on the streets. Tomorrow they're on Death Row. Father Edward Flanagan vows to break the cycle, putting his life where his faith is and starting a boys' home that becomes a model of hope.

Spencer Tracy brings shinning inner strength to Flanagan in a performance that made him the first to win consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards® (Tom Hanks later matched that feat.) "There is no bad boy," Flanagan insists. But brash troublemaker Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney) puts the credo to the test. Nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this compelling movie earned a Best Original Story Oscar®. And the Oscar® Tracy donated to Boys Town (the Academy provided him with another) remains on display there today.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 23 2005
  • Production Year 1938
  • Empire SKU 742971
  • UPC Code 012569677142
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish


Includes Bonus Movie Sequel: Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney in 1941's Men Of Boys Town

Vintage Featurette: "The City of Little Men"
"Good News of 1939" Radio Show Excerpt with Tracy & Rooney
"Girls and Boys Town" Promotional Featurette
Boys Town and Men of Boys Town Theatrical Trailers


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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