Fighting Father Dunne (1948)





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"Boys Town" goes to turn-of-the-century St. Louis in this moving drama that chronicles the love of a determined priest struggling to turn around the lives of a street-wise gang of newsboys living at his homeless shelter. The good father has little money and must use his wits and ability to convince others to help out to supply the little shelter. Much of the story centers on his relationship with a troubled lad who accidentally kills someone. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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Pat O'Brien
as Father Peter J. Dunne
Darryl Hickman
as Matt Davis
Joe Sawyer
as Steve Davis
Charles Kemper
as Emmett Mulvey
Una O'Connor
as Miss O'Rourke
Arthur Shields
as Mr. O'Donnell
Harry Shannon
as John Lee
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Mrs. Knudson
Donn Gift
as Jimmy
Myrna Dell
as Paula
Ruth Donnelly
as Kate Mulvey
Jim Nolan
as Danny Briggs
Billy Gray
as Chip
Lester Matthews
as Archbishop
Griff Barnett
as Governor
Rudy Whistler
as Soloist
Paul Dunn
as Harry
Buddy Roosevelt
as Pedestrian
Raymond Burr
as Prosecuting Attorney
Emmett Vogan
as Defense Attorney
Ellen Corby
as Colpeck's Secretary
Frank Ferguson
as Colpeck
Philip Morris
as Prison Guard
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Dunfee
Robert Clarke
as Priest
Robert Bray
as Priest
Ralph Dunn
as Workman
Charles Flynn
as Workman
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