Boys Town

That's true, unfortunately.
Did it ever strike you
how many of that 800 offered to pay?

- No. How many?
- At least a third.

And your dormitories so full of boys
who can't pay, you couldn't take those in.

With that kind of school,
you could be financed, comfortably...

by parents who will pay you
to straighten out their boys.

- These figures...
- Figures.

I've made liars out of figures all my life.
If I hadn't, there wouldn't be one stone
on top of another in Boys Town.

Hundreds of boys have been here.
They're out in the world now...

with their heads up. They're making good,
every one of them.

That's serving my Creator and my country.
In 30 days, Father Flanagan, they'll be
obliged to take this place away from you...

unless you change your mind.
No use, Burton.
He'll do what he thinks is right...

if the heavens fall down.
You know figures are the most...
Later on, youngster.
Pee Wee.
This is Boys Town.
All right, Pee Wee, go.
You're as cold as Greenland.
Getting colder.
Now you're getting warm, Pee Wee.
You're burning up, Pee Wee.
You're red hot.

There you are.
Hey, Pee Wee...
did you brush your teeth?
I lost my toothbrush.
You lost your... When, Pee Wee?
A couple of days.
Paul, come in here.
A couple of...
Pee Wee, I'm sorry about that.

Now that's my fault.
Paul, how in the world
could we let Pee Wee go...

for two whole days without a toothbrush?
Pee Wee, you've got to have
some more candy to make up for that.

Paul, I want you to go right down...
to the storeroom,
and get him a brand new toothbrush.

And you ask the Commissioner
of his dormitory how a thing like that...

could ever happen, 'cause he's a good boy,
and we've been neglecting him.

He wouldn't think of coming in here
for candy if he hadn't been a good boy.

Take care of that right away, Paul,
and make a big fuss about it. It's a shame.