Starring: Tom McKee, Jamie Farr, Peter Miller, Paul Mazursky, Danny Dennis, Chris Randall, Horace McMahon, Richard Deacon, Henny Backus, Richard Kiley, Rafael Campos, Manuel Paris, Teddy Infur, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, John Hoyt, Warner Anderson, Vic Morrow, Paul Hoffman, David Alpert, Dan Terranova, Maggie Hayes, Basil Ruysdael, Anne Francis, Dorothy Neumann, Robert Foulk, Emile G. Meyer, Glenn Ford, Warren Hamilton
Director: Richard Brooks
In this gritty urban drama, war veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) wants to begin his career as a teacher and is given an assignment at a boys high school in inner-city New York. However, he soon discovers the school is overrun by delinquents, led by Artie West (Vic Morrow), an insolent hood who likes to call Richard "Mr. Daddy-O." Artie and his gang steal, destroy property, refuse to respect authority, and threaten the female teachers with rape. While most of the faculty have given up and meekly let the delinquents do what they want, Dadier is determined to bring order back to his classroom, even after Artie's thugs threaten Richard's pregnant wife. Keep your eyes peeled for a bit part by Jameel Farah, years before he would change his name to Jamie Farr. Blackboard Jungle was also the first major studio film to use rock & roll on the soundtrack; the film's success kick-started sales of "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, which helped to spark the rock & roll boom of the 1950s. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide.
Commentary by co-stars Paul Mazursky and Jamie Farr, Glenn Ford's son Peter Ford, and assistant director Joel Freeman, Droopy cartoon "Blackboard Jumble", Theatrical trailer.
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||05/10/2005|
|Run Time (in minutes):||100 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8|
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