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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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Richard Brooks and Anne Francis

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1955 in film

1955 Academy Award winners & nominees

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

YouTube links: The Rock Around The Clock opening credits and West and friends make the jazz records go bye bye and bringing a teacher to a knife-fight

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

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