Earnest attempt at depicting the work done by the Boy's Club ranch at Copperas Cove, Texas. The story is simple: a bad boy (Murphy in his first major role, four years after having been the
hero of WW II) gets some heavy time after an armed robbery. They turn him over to the guys at
Copperas Cove, figuring they might be able to rehabilitate him. It doesn't work, so they do further research and learn that his anti-social behavior is mainly due to a mistaken belief that he was responsible for the death of his mother, and Murphy is saved. Not a bad film, though a bit thick on
the moralizing. Nolan and Wyatt, as the folks who run the farm, do a fine job, and Clem...