TITLE: BLACKBOARD JUNGLE
FORMAT: British quad (30 x 40 inches)
STARS: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern. DIRECTOR: Richard Brooks.
quintessential 1950s film of teenage delinquency. It was a milestone film,
dealing in such issues as violence in schools, racial discrimination and gang
culture. Hard hitting for its time and a thought provoking film that
still has considerable power. The movie was also famous for its rock 'n'
roll soundtrack which included Bill Hayley's 'Rock Around the Clock'.
This was the first time a rock song had ever been used in the soundtrack
of a mainstream movie. The movie made the song a hit and helped to launch
rock 'n' roll. The Blackboard Jungle is a culturally important
film. The release in the UK sparked riots by 'Teddy Boys' in many venues
where it was shown and, for a period, it was withdrawn from circulation, making
this first release British quad POSTER scarce.
CONDITION: Grade A. Small hole near bottom left border, very slight edge wear. All else fine. Folded, as issued.