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.
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...