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This fast-paced, entertaining drama set in a high school is directed by Paul Wendkos who has a talent for turning teen-oriented movies into hits, as proven just before this release (his 1959 Gidget). The ever-young Dick Clark plays Neil, a new, dedicated history teacher who becomes involved with the lives of his students and always for the better. He also becomes involved with Joan (Victoria Shaw) the attractive secretary in the principal's office. In an era before cocaine, crack, and school shootings would destroy the nation's image of high schools forever, the problems of "delinquents" like Griff (Michael Callan), or Buddy (Warren Berlinger), whose mother is unfaithful, may seem archaic to some audiences. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Dick Clark
as Neil
Michael Callan
as Graff
Victoria Shaw
as Joan
Roberta Shore
as Ricky
Warren Berlinger
as Buddy
Doug McClure
as Jim
Chris Robinson
as Patcher
Rudy Bond
as Chris
Philip Coolidge
as Mr. Rimer
Bart Patton
as Kramer
Kathryn Card
as Mrs. Wellenberg
Paul Genge
as Pekarek
Susan Odin
as Plump Girl
Frances Karath
as Girl Friend
Tuesday Weld
as Anne
Duane Eddy
James Darren

Crew

Paul Wendkos
Director
Jerry Bresler
Producer
John Farris
Book Author
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Wally Gold
Songwriter
Lee Hazlewood
Songwriter
Don Costa
Songwriter
Aaron Schroeder
Songwriter
Hal Mann
Songwriter
Bernie Lowe
Songwriter
Duane Eddy
Songwriter
Chester Schaeffer
Editor
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