Spencer Tracy won his second Oscar for his portrayal of Father Edward J. Flanagan–then promptly turned the statuette over to the real Father Flanagan out of gratitude. The priest's philosophy that no boy will grow up bad if given a chance in life culminates in his formation of Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. Unable to raise funds through "proper" channels, Flanagan finds that his staunchest supporters are the workaday folks who have faith in him; none is stauncher than Jewish pawnbroker Henry Hull, who digs deep into his pockets to help Flanagan realize his dream. The story of the struggle to get Boys Town on its feet paralleled with the regeneration of punkish Mickey Rooney, the younger brother of criminal Edward Norris. At first a wise-guy rebel, Rooney rises to a position of authority, responsibility and respect in Boys Town's self-maintained government. Boys Town, by the way, is the source of the classic line "He ain't heavy–he's my brother".
Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee Wee is hit by a car, returns. He runs away and joins his brother's gang. Flanagan and the boys capture the crooks and the reward saves the town
Recorded during Thin Lizzy's first Australian tour in 1978 (at a huge festival), Boys Are Back In Town was released for the first time in America through Rhino nearly 20 years after the actual concert (it was available as a Japanese import for years). The tour featured the Black Rose line-up of Lizzy - singer/bassist Phil Lynott, plus guitarists Scott Gorham and Gary Moore - but regular drummer Brian Downey was replaced by session-man Mark Nauseef for the shows (Downey remained behind to sort out 'personal problems' and would later re-join). Despite the sudden disappearance of a founding member, this brief line-up was still able to create the expected excitement of a Lizzy show…
Mike Mahler decided to invite Nate Morrison, Steve Maxwell, and Steve Cotter to join him in Las Vegas for a weekend seminar and a chance to share their knowledge. If you want to learn the most efficient way to use kettle bells for endurance and work capacity, then you need to know how Russian professionals use kettle bells. Steve Cotter went all the way to Russia to learn from the best in the world and his section on the clean, swing, snatch, and jerk is the best out there. In addition to Cotter's exceptional kettle bell instruction, he took it one step further with his chi-kung section. This is exactly what you need to add to your training regimen.
Follow Me, Boys!, Disney's paean to the Boys Scouts of America, leaves no cliché unturned: we're even offered the old reliable "kid hanging over cliff by rope" bit. Corny, sentimental and obvious though it may be, the film is a delight to watch, especially whenever Fred MacMurray dominates the screen. MacMurray plays Lem Siddons, a 1930s musician who decides to settle down in a small Midwestern town. Here he meets pretty bank teller Vida Downey (Vera Miles), who bemoans the fact that the local boys have no organized activities with which to occupy their time. Volunteering to be a scoutmaster, Lem begins a local scout troop. There are some tense moments when banker Ralph Hastings (Elliot Reid) demands that Lem's scouts vacate their headquarters, but Reid's feisty millionaire Aunt Hetty (Lillian Gish) comes to the rescue. The film's throughline is the regeneration of local "tough kid" Whitey (Kurt Russell), who, after joining the Boy Scouts, straightens out and matures into a solid citizen. The film's lachrymose climax is kept "honest" by the sincere underplaying of Fred MacMurray.
Compilation Grand 12-Inches 15 meeting in the huge amount of tracks on each day and the mood, and maybe the same attitudes and beliefs! Nowadays Ben is again fully involved in music, making Grandmixes in a new format on and he again has his In The Mix show on Radio Veronica. Grand 12 Inches Exclusive, A special version only appearing on this series, due to being never released before, restored to excellence or extended beyond all other versions available. Its Ben Liebrand managed again to create a stunning selection of the finest and most unusual dance and disco classics.