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Blackboard Jungle

1955 Rated NR 1hr 41m

Inner-city high school teacher Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) struggles to maintain his idealism in this gritty drama set in the 1950s. The students drink, smoke, steal and cause mayhem, and two of Dadier's delinquents (Sidney Poitier and Vic Morrow) duke it out to be crowned leader of their classroom turf. This film was the first major motion picture with a rock 'n' roll soundtrack, which includes "Rock Around the Clock." Anne Francis costars.

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Movie Details

1956 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.