Blackboard Jungle (1956)




Director:    Richard Brooks.

Starring:    Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Richard Kiley, Warner Anderson, Margaret Hayes, Emile Meyer,  John Hoyt, Rafael Campos, Paul Mazursky.

Based on an Evan Hunter novel, this is the firm film to feature the music or rock and roll.  An all too prophetic film and actually not as bad as it has become with kids bringing guns to school and killing their fellow students and teachers.  

Glen Ford plays the part of a teacher who has to deal with young punks in the classroom. Sidney Poitier is one of the punks.  Well, at least they didn't shoot him.  




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