Blackboard Jungle

Blackboard Jungle

DVD - 2005
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Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel.


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Jan 26, 2017

VERY GOOD 1955 b/w film dealing with juvenile delinquency. Excellent performances by Glenn Ford as teacher - and Vic Morrow in his film debut as one of the 'bad boys'.

Vincent T Lombardo Dec 08, 2015

A great movie, as riveting and relevant as it was in1955.

Dec 14, 2014

Unfortunately, by today’s standards it all comes across as a little too trite and tidy with simple discussions often morphing into sermons and a lukewarm script rife with truisms and clichéd bad boys; one tense scene in which Old Glory comes to the rescue provides a particularly puzzling metaphor. Interesting just the same, and the opening credits featuring Bill Halley and His Comets belting out “Rock Around the Clock” was cool, if somewhat odd.

Sep 13, 2011

It's just as well Glenn Ford stopped teaching at that girls' school. There's enough chemistry flying between him and Sidney Poitier. Some clever dialogue and realistic situations. Less one star for sexism and hypocrisy: a teacher is "asking for it" with the way she dresses. She has a flannel suit, like that slut June Cleaver.


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