Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Listen to Blackboard Jungle (32:22) Rated R for a few soap-in-the-mouth swears.

Teenage Kicks

Movies about inspirational teachers are common, but this one—although quite dated—has some grit to it. Glenn Ford has the task of trying to educate a wide array of tough teens in the overrated ’50s, including Sidney Poitier and Vic Morrow (the Twilight Zone victim). We didn’t love this flick as much as most of our recent choices, but why spoil those thoughts now? Check us out! Oh, and hit Sparkplug Coffee too.

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Blackboard Jungle on Wikipedia

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1955 in film

1955 Academy Award winners & nominees

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

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The Rock Around The Clock opening credits on YouTube

West and friends make the jazz records go bye bye on YouTube

Bringing a teacher to a knife-fight on YouTube

Rebel Without A Cause and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner and A Clockwork Orange and American Graffiti and Happy Days and and Do The Right Thing and Dangerous Minds on IMDb

Rebel Without A Cause and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner and A Clockwork Orange and American Graffiti and Do The Right Thing T100P podcasts

Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Pride Of The Yankees

April 18th on the Next 100 Project: No Country For Old Men