The story of Father Flanagan, who battled the courts, the community, and the odds to create a home for boys that society had tossed away. Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary won Oscars for Best Original story. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Spencer Tracy, Best Original Story.
Academy Awards Special Achievement Awards 1938 Mickey Rooney American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Academy Awards Best Actor 1938 Spencer Tracy Oscar winning american actor, BOYS TOWN
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1938 Dore Schary Producer/Writer/Director
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1938 Eleanore Griffin Writer- Harvey Girls