Blackboard Jungle

Blackboard Jungle

DVD - 1955
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 1955.
Copyright Date: ℗2005
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Black
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, black and white ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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ThomasJWhiting
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.

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Nursebob
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.

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Janice21383
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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