Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. The film marked the rock and roll revolution by featuring Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock". 
The music also led to a huge teenage audience for the film, and their exuberant response to it sometimes overflowed into violence and vandalism at screenings. In this sense, the film has been seen as marking the start of a period of visible teenage rebellion in the late 20th century.

Directed by: Richard Brooks
Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sydney Poitier
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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