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El Biffo's rating of the film High School Confidential!

Sure, the sensationalism about "maryjane" leading to "the hard stuff" is pretty hokey, but this film has a lot going for it, including Mamie van Doren, Jackie Coogan, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The dialogue is really fun, and there is some great beatnik poetry. All in all,more than you would expect from a 50's teen exploitation film.