Blackboard Jungle Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for Blackboard Jungle the Movie

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Well-remembered urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Bill Hailey's "Rock Around the Clock" over the opening credits was the first use of rock music in a mainstream feature film. Based on Evan Hunter novel.

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MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain), New York, New York, Hell High School, Juvenile Delinquents, Teen Angst, Dedicated Teachers, High School
Screenplay
Richard Brooks
Cast
Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Richard Kiley, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Warner Anderson, Paul Mazursky, Jamie Farr, Richard Deacon, Emile Meyer
Cinematography
Russell Harlan
Director
Richard Brooks
Music
Charles Wolcott
Producer
MGM

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