Boys' Reformatory (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Release Date - May 1, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Boys' Reformatory was the third of Frankie Darro's tough-guy vehicles for Monogram Pictures. Darro is cast as orphaned teenager Tommy, who to avoid breaking his foster-mother's heart takes the rap for a crime committed by his foster-brother Eddie (Frank Coghlan Jr.). Sent to a dismal reform school, Tommy finds a friend in the form of school doctor Owens (Grant Withers), a tireless crusader for improved reformatory conditions. With Owens' help, Tommy is able to take a "vacation" from the institution and round up the crooks responsible for leading Eddie astray.

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doctor, foster-family, orphan, reformatory