Blackboard Jungle (1955)
August 6, 2023 12:22 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] World War II veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) takes a teaching position at a rough New York City school for boys. The staff warns him that the students are nearly impossible to control, but the optimistic Richard remains unfazed. Soon, though, he realizes that his class isn't merely rowdy -- they can be downright dangerous. The students, led by the thuggish Artie West (Vic Morrow), threaten their teacher and his family with violence, yet Richard refuses to give up on the troubled teens.

Directed by Richard Brooks.

74% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.


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posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's so funny to see Glenn Ford as optimistic nerd here when he is imprinted on my brain as Johnny from Gilda.
posted by praemunire at 6:33 PM on August 6, 2023 [1 favorite]

Love this flick. Poitier is great, of course, and Morrow is properly cast. And a very young Jamie Farr!
posted by davidmsc at 7:11 AM on August 8, 2023 [1 favorite]

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