- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: They turned a school into a jungle!
- Genres: Crime, Drama
- Release Date: 1955-03-25
- Runtime: 101.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: Not Available
- Production Companies: Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer
Cast & Crew
Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley, Emile Meyer, Warner Anderson, Basil Ruysdael, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Dan Terranova, Rafael Campos, Paul Mazursky, Horace McMahon, Jamie Farr, Danny Dennis, David Alpert, Jimmy Ames, Dwayne Avery, Ben Avila, Henny Backus, Doyle Baker, Beau Buchanan, Benny Burt, Joan Danton, Valentin de Vargas, Richard Deacon, Gary Diamond, James Drury, Del Erickson, John Erman, Robert Foulk, Jack Gargan, Enzo Giobbe, Chuck Hicks, Paul Hoffman, Teddy Infuhr, Tommy Ivo, Ike Jones, Nikki Juston, Kenner G. Kemp, Carl Kress, Mickey Little, Tom McKee, Jerry Mickelsen, Peter Miller, Jimmy Murphy, Dorothy Neumann, Manuel París, Virginia Pherrin, Chris Randall, William Rhinehart, Steven Roberts, Willard Sage, B.W. Sandefur, Emil Sitka, Bobby Somers, Lee Stanley, Steve Stevens, Yoshihiro Tomita, Skip Torgerson, Arthur Tovey, Martha Wentworth, Jerry Wynne
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Blackboard Jungle”
Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, and Sidney Poitier. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Evan Hunter.
Set in an inner-city high school, Blackboard Jungle follows Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford), a new teacher who is determined to make a difference in his students’ lives. He is met with resistance from the tough, streetwise students, led by Artie West (Sidney Poitier). Dadier is determined to reach his students, but his methods are often met with hostility and violence.
The film follows Dadier’s struggles to reach his students and make a difference in their lives. He faces obstacles from the students, their parents, and the school administration, who are all skeptical of his unconventional methods.
The film also follows the students’ struggles with their own lives and identities. Artie West is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his desire to have a better life. Other characters face issues like poverty, racism, and gang violence.
The film culminates in a dramatic finale, as Dadier and the students come together in a show of unity and strength. In the end, Dadier is able to reach his students and make a lasting impact on their lives.
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