David Green is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected. Written by
Just Because You're Accepted Doesn't Mean You Belong.
Did You Know?
Several places in Groton, MA were given money to fix up their buildings in order to be in the movie. See more
In the coal mine scene (when David picks up his father) while they're waiting for the train to go by, you can see that several cars are marked for railroads (Penn Central, Conrail) that didn't exist in the late 1950s. See more
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
Three Coins In The Fountain
by Sammy Cahn
and Jule Styne See more