1955 | DIR. RICHARD BROOKS | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE.
Classroom dramas are a dime a dozen, and lets face it, they’re mostly the same. We all know that classic story of an idealistic teacher sweeping in to nurture a mob of unruly students before proving them to be important contributors to society. The formula is tried and true, and the fact that there are countless interpretations of it proves that it is a crowd-pleasing trope. Some of the incarnations include To Sir, With Love, Dead Poets Society, Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds and The Emperor’s Club.