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Blackboard Jungle (The Blackboard Jungle) (1955)

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Glenn Ford Glenn Ford
Richard Dadier
Anne Francis Anne Francis
Anne Dadier
Louis Calhern Louis Calhern
Jim Murdock
Margaret Hayes Margaret Hayes
Lois Judby Hammond
John Hoyt John Hoyt
Mr. Warneke
Richard Kiley Richard Kiley
Joshua Y. Edwards
Emile Meyer Emile Meyer
Mr. Halloran
Warner Anderson Warner Anderson
Dr. Bradley


Written by
Richard Brooks Richard Brooks
(screenplay)


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Como está la juventud

13 years, 7 months ago at Apr 21 12:59
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En esta película de Richard Brooks tenemos a Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford), un novato que consigue su primer trabajo en un instituto de un barrio marginal, donde el director del centro es un hombre inflexible y muy estricto, tanto con los alumnos como con los propios docentes.

Conocemos al mismo tiempo que Dadier al resto de profesores, destacando Jim Murdock (Louis Calhern), un homb... read more

Blackboard Jungle

7 months, 1 week ago at Apr 19 21:07
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Nothing ages quite as quick as a mainstream Hollywood film about hot button social issues. Look no further than Blackboard Jungle, which reimagines an inner-city high school as a war zone of rapist students, gang violence, and a Molotov cocktail waiting to be thrown. Brute Force: Junior Edition, essentially.   These overly pious lecterns desperately try to underscore the sincerity and rational ... read more
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Description: Richard Dadier is a man eager to make a difference. Or, some might say, he's a believer in lost causes. Dadier is a new teacher at inner-city North Manual High. Racial and sexual tensions. Violence. Gangs. Apathy. What Blackboard Jungle tackled 50 years ago are still hot-button issues in schools. Glenn Ford as Dadier clings to his ideals and pays a price vying with teen misfits led by Vic Morrow and, in a star-making performance, a too-cool-to-cope Sidney Poitier. Directed by Richard Brooks, Blackboard Jungle is brisk, urgent, powerful. And it start with the influential Rock Around The Clock, said to be first use of rock 'n' rol ... (more)
Release date: 25 March 1955
UPC: 012569690325
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"Richard Dadier is a new teacher at North Manual Trades High School, an inner-city school of diverse ethnic backgrounds where many of the pupils, led by student Gregory Miller, frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as other schemes to unsettle him. This hard hitting movie has lost none of it's edge over the years. It's a depressin"


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Blackboard Jungle

“Nothing ages quite as quick as a mainstream Hollywood film about hot button social issues. Look no further than Blackboard Jungle, which reimagines an inner-city high school as a war zone of rapist students, gang violence, and a Molotov cocktail waiting to be thrown. Brute Force: Junior Edition, essentially.   These overly pious lecterns desperately try to underscore the sincerity and rational of outdated social mores by cranking the problems in question to absurdist levels. As though the obsolete generation wanted to take the younger to task by imagining an entire Eisenhower generation as murderous, drug addicted thugs and wondering where it all went wrong while absolving themselves of the culpability in the creation of these problems. Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.   Gl” read more

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