I watched this because I heard it was the model for To Sir, With Love.
Blackboard Jungle and Rebel Without a Cause and The Wild One are all the same movie. Those kids were so hammy and/yet tyrannical. Did they really think they were being cool, or was that just the 1950s movie interpretation of what kids were like?
Anyway, their behaviour was really upsetting. Also the racism and sexism and double standards throughout the movie. Makes me sick. The most upsetting part is that all these attitudes and beliefs are still rampant. We should know better.
PS: Pro tips: Don't drink champagne if you're pregnant. And don't drink and then go walking through dark alleys at night. Also, don't drink if you're underage. Sensing a theme, here. Too bad Prohibition only led to a rise in crime . . .
PPS: Sidney Poitier. What a beautiful man. ♥