Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. The parents get wind of what Gifford is about to do, notify the principal, and he warns Peter not to read the questions in class. Gifford decides to go against this and is suspended. The whole student body protests, and the administration gets worried on what to do. Written by
Although a drama set in a (then) contemporary setting, the movie contains actors who had already or would become science-fiction legends; Billy Gray co-starred in the science-fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and his co-star from "Father Knows Best", Elinor Donahue, would later be featured as a guest star in one of the original Star Trek episodes (Metamorphosis)as Commissioner Nancy Hedford. Of course, the star of the movie, William Shatner would go on to fame as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk, while the father of co-star Beau Bridges (Lloyd Bridges) was one of the actors considered by Star trek's creator, Gene Roddenberry to be the star of the series as the Captain of the Enterprise. See more »
The first time William Shatner enters the classroom, a microphone is visible at the top of the frame for a full ten seconds. See more »
[refering to handbill about protest rally]
In our own printshop! On our own presses! How could this happen?
Well like I said, we're understaffed. Not a bad little job, but the spacing could be a little better here...
You may go!
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This movie refreshes memories from my youth, as well as the times of raising my children. If this were made available in VHS, or DVD format, it could be a great tool for youth, schools, and definitely parents. There are too many times that we have all resorted to shouting, or worse, in an attempt to get our point of view recognized. A young Mr. Shatner (Capt. Kirk) does an excellent job of teaching his class communication. Take the time to watch, listen, and learn... this Old Rebel did. Thank you to all of you that participated in this film.
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