Boys Town (film)
1938 film by Norman Taurog
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- I know that a mother can take a whip to the toughest boy in the world, and he forgets it because he knows that she loves him.
- There is no such thing as a bad boy.
- Freddie Fuller: There's our baseball field... last year one of our players was drafted by the St. Louis Browns.
- Whitey Marsh: Well, I like the Yankees.
- Freddie Fuller: You would!
- Tony Ponessa: If you're a Catholic or a Protestant, you can go right on being one.
- Whitey Marsh: Well, I'm nothin'.
- Tony Ponessa: Then, you can go right on being nothin', and nobody cares.
- Dan Farrow: [panicky, about to die in the electric chair] How much time have I got, Father?
- Father Flanagan: Eternity begins in forty-five minutes, Dan.
- Dan Farrow: What happens then?
- Father Flanagan: Oh, a bad minute or two.
- Dan Farrow: And after that?
- Father Flanagan: Well, Dan, that's a question that scientists and philosophers have been asking for a million years.
- Greater than the imagination of the best writers!
- The life story of a boy who was "born to be hung"!
- The greatest heart drama of the year.