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About the Movie
Glen Ford is riveting as a dedicated teacher whose idealism fades under the tensions that rip his classroom apart. Anne Francis and Sidney Poitier co-star.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It gives a blood-curdling, nightmarish picture or monstrous disorder in a public school. And it leaves one wondering wildly whether such out-of-hand horrors can be.
Fresh: Glenn Ford, Morrow and Poitier are so real in their performances under the probing direction by Brooks that the picture alternatingly has the viewer pleading, indignant and frightened before the conclusion.
Fresh: Writer-director Richard Brooks had a flair for sensationalism, and his adaptation of Evan Hunter's novel is loads of fun as a consequence, but don't expect much analysis or insight.
Fresh: Originating the genre of 'dedicated teacher reaches troubled kids in a ghetto school', this is still affecting although heavy-handed.
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perfect 50s movie
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1955
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