Listen to Blackboard Jungle (32:22) Rated R for a few soap-in-the-mouth swears.
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.
The Rock Around The Clock opening credits on YouTube
Bringing a teacher to a knife-fight on YouTube
Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Pride Of The Yankees
April 18th on the Next 100 Project: No Country For Old Men