Blackboard Jungle (1955) was a Drama Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman.
The film was based on the novel The Blackboard Jungle written by Evan Hunter published in 1954.
Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Henry Grace||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Russell Harlan||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Ferris Webster||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Richard Brooks||Nominated|
ClassicFlix (Teen Scene) – Review #22: Blackboard Jungle (1955)By Virginie Pronovost on Jun 30, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it?s now more difficult to access to the old version and read t... Read full article
Blackboard JungleBy Beatrice on Mar 12, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Blackboard Jungle Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from a novel by Evan Hunter 1955/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental A lot of it doesn’t quite ring true, but this film has nervous energy to burn. Veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) has a surprisingly ... Read full article
Weekday Watch: Blackboard Jungle (1955)By Vanessa Buttino on Feb 12, 2014 From Stardust
Weekday Watch: Blackboard Jungle (1955) First, let's get the technical stuff out of the way: this film was directed by Richard Brooks and released in March 1955. It starred Glenn Ford as high school English teacher Richard Daddy-O Dadier, Anne Francis as his insecure, jealous, and fragile wi... Read full article
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Prof. A.R. Kraal: Why not?
Anne Dadier: I was like one of the bad kids in your class. Somebody told me a lie and I believed it. One's as bad as the other.
Richard Dadier: Yeah, I've been beaten up, but I'm not beaten. I'm not beaten, and I'm not quittin'.
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The film was initially rejected for a UK cinema certificate by the BBFC in March 1955. It was resubmitted again in August where it was then by around 6 minutes to remove uses of threatening dialogue and the entire climactic switchblade scene between Dadier and Artie. It would later be passed completely uncut for video and DVD with a 12 certificate.
This film launched the Rock and Roll era by using "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets as its theme music. The song was chosen for the theme after it was heard among records owned by Peter Ford, the son of the film's star, Glenn Ford. For years it was thought the producer's daughter had discovered the song, but this has since been proven incorrect. "Rock Around the Clock" went to No. 1 around the world and eventually sold an estimated 25 million copies.
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