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Basics Critics:70Viewers:72Rusty:78
Category: DramaNotable as: Coming of ageSub-Category: teen film, coming-of-age story, drama film, film adaptationNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 101 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Richard BrooksScreenwriter: Ed McBainMusic: Max C. FreedmanCinematography: Russell HarlanStars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Jamie Farr, Paul Mazursky, Horace McMahon, Richard Kiley, Rafael Campos, Margaret Hayes Producer: Pandro S. Berman, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Russell Harlan)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Ferris Webster)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Richard Brooks)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evan Hunter.

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