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Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
World War II veteran Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) takes a teaching position at a rough New York City school for boys. The staff warns him that the students are nearly impossible to control, but the optimistic Richard remains unfazed. Soon, though, he realizes that his class isn't merely rowdy -- they can be downright dangerous. The students, led by the thuggish Artie West (Vic Morrow), threaten their teacher and his family with violence, yet Richard refuses to give up on the troubled teens.

Cast: Glenn Ford, Vic Morrow, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley, Emile Meyer

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Rivalry, 1950s, Wife, Underdog, Gritty, New York City, Quest


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