May 23, 1944
HOLLYWOOD, May 22 — Fr. Flanagan’s “Boys Town” was a big money maker. So it is no surprise to hear that MGM has bought the rights to film a movie around the idea of “Boys Ranch,” the farm near Amarillo where delinquent boys are trained and rehabilitated.
The idea is similar to Fr. Flanagan’s wonderful institution that has done so much to put youngsters on the right road in life. “Boys Ranch,” however, is operated by a group of Texas businessmen who believe the great outdoors is the best and happiest place for boys who need spiritual as well as physical care.
The “ranch” has been described in national magazines, thereby giving Metro a running jump in popular interest. Jackie Jenkins, who looks like an angel (and ain’t) gets a top role.