Blackboard Jungle

Director: Richard Brooks Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1955

Starring: Anne Francis, Glenn Ford, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow

Though he had had some significant roles after breaking out in NO WAY OUT, Poitier really shot up in stardom when he appeared as a rebellious high schooler in Richard Brooks’ almost-but-not-quite teensploitation melodrama, BLACKBOARD JUNGLE. Poitier plays Gregory Miller, the teenaged foil to Glenn Ford’s principled inner city school teacher.

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