I thought my school had bad kids, but at least none of them attempted to rape a teacher, as far as I know. As far as good teacher vs. troublesome class films go this is pretty good, with excellent naturalistic performances, especially from Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier. Clearly daring for its time, which it should definitely be praised for.
Today it looks too much of 50's Holywood propraganda: war, hardwork, marriage, democracy, equality. But it's probably more interesting then most of this "good teacherXdifficult class" type of movies that came after.
Beginning of "teacher against the class" genre and the film that brought us rock'n'roll on the screen so it's importance is forever set. It is luckily also a pretty good written movie and a fun time capsule to a time when young adults' atttention still was problematic even if they didn't have their face into their cellular phones. A film all other "school films" will be measured to.
Un antenato del prof. Keating? Forse meglio collegare questo film a Detachment di Tony Kaye. Un film sul disagio scolastico in un contesto seminale (gli USA anni '50). Se il film risente dello spirito del tempo si lascia ancora guardare. Un Glenn Ford in gran forma e a un quasi debuttante Sidney Poitier.
Une superbe histoire, d'un humanisme réjouissant, réalisée de main de maître par Richard Brooks dont ce fut déjà le huitième film et qui permit à Sydney Poitier de confirmer hautement son talent naissant et de découvrir Vic Morrow interprétant son premier rôle à l'écran. A voir sans hésitation...