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TITLE : Blackboard Jungle YEAR OF RELEASE : 1955 CLASSIFICATION : PG DIRECTOR : Richard Brooks
STARRING : Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley.
"Blackboard Jungle" is the controversial high school film about juvenile delinquency that stirred emotions & shook audiences in the 50's. Ford is the new teacher in town. Poitier & Morrow are the rebellious hoods out to disrupt his classroom & send him packing. This was the first major studio film to look closely at student teacher conflicts & is best remembered today for its opening credit sequence, which features the Bill Haley classic "Rock Around the Clock". Solid performances from all cast members make "Blackboard Jungle" a must-see film.
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