Boys Town (1938) Poster



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Followed by 

Edited into 

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Hollywood Hobbies (1939) (Short)
Truman Bradley alludes to Tracy winning the Oscar a second time.
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
Margaret Lindsay talks about a picture made about Father Flanagan
Ball of Fire (1941)
Forecast (1945) (Short)
A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Celia tells Johnny, "Don't stand there with your hand on the doorknob. You look like 'Mickey Rooney' leaving Boys Town forever."
You Bet Your Life: Episode #11.23 (1961) (TV Episode)
Part of quiz question.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Spencer Tracy (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of Spencer Tracy's filmography.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Like Oh, Brother (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard says he and Dobie watched this movie three times to prepare them for working with with delinquent kids.
Triple Cross (1966)
poster on wall in movie theatre
Pulp (1972)
Many priest in a police line-up cause King to compare it to a casting call for "Boys' Town."
Maude: Maude's Good Deed (1973) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Happy Days: The Cunningham Caper (1975) (TV Episode)
Referenced by the burglar
M*A*S*H: Payday (1975) (TV Episode)
When Father Mulcahy praises Hawkeye for his contribution, he asks him to stop or he'll, "Go Spencer Tracy all over him."
Baretta: The Runaways (1977) (TV Episode)
Billy refers to Boys Town
Rhoda: All Work and No Play (1978) (TV Episode)
When a customer mentions that he is Father Flanagan, Rhoda mentions the movie.
Angi Vera (1979)
mentioned by a character
Remington Steele: A Pocketful of Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Steele mention this movie when he, Laura, and Mildred begin their surveillance of Jackie.
Valerie: A Night to Remember (1987) (TV Episode)
Valerie mentions the Mickey Rooney movie as Willie gets on his knees to beg Mark to agree to the double date
Night Court: Paternity (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Decodings (1988) (Short)
Newspaper is shown with headline "Flanagan of Boys' Town..."
Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam reads a passage of the book that includes the phrase "a redhead who could make Father Flanagan forget Boys Town."
Home and Away: Episode #1.591 (1990) (TV Episode)
Ailsa quotes Spencer Tracy's character's "There's No such thing as a bad boy" line
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Day Damn One (1990) (TV Episode)
Will refers to Bel-Air Academy as Boys Town during a conversation
Northern Exposure: War and Peace (1991) (TV Episode)
Movie title mentioned by Father Duncan.
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996) (TV Episode)
Dr. Hibbert says that Hugo was "too crazy for Boys Town."
Just Like Heaven (2005)
The priest exorcist is referred to as Father Flanagan.
The Newsroom: Election Night: Part I (2013) (TV Episode)
Father Flanagan mentioned
Black Dynamite: Diff'rent Folks, Same Strokes or The Hunger Pain Games (2014) (TV Episode)
Black Dynamite calls Mr. Drummond "Father Flanagan".
Major Crimes: Leap of Faith (2014) (TV Episode)
Provenza calls Flynn "Father Flynn" -- as in "Father Flanagan"
Bob's Burgers: The Silence of the Louise (2017) (TV Episode)
Edith mentions Boys Town

Featured in 

Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949) (Short)
clip shown representing the year 1938
The Ed Sullivan Show: MGM's 30th Anniversary Tribute (1954) (TV Episode)
A clip is included
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Problem Child (1990)
A clip is shown on a televison set.
Northern Exposure: The Big Kiss (1991) (TV Episode)
Ed's watching this on tv.
MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion Reigns Supreme (1992) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
The Race to Save 100 Years (1997)
Clips shown
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Father Edward is the #42 hero.
TCM Guest Programmer: Jerry Stiller (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #11.10 (1977) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Salute to MGM" sketch.
Caddyshack (1980)

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