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?
During the course of giving a very positive review to the film on his show, Gene Siskel
recalled experiencing anti-Semitic prejudice during his time at prep school, and gave an example of once being handed piece of toast with the jam in the shape of a swastika. Siskel said the film had a fairly high bar with him due to its subject matter, but the end result pleased him very much. See more
After David's brawl in the alley, his face is bruised. This brown mark later fades and again darkens between shots of him walking through the preparatory school for the first time. See more
I'd like to forget this whole thing ever happened.
No sir. You're never going to forget this happened, because I'm going to stay here. And every time you see me, you'll remember that it happened. You used me for football. I'll use you to get into Harvard.
References The Shadow
Let Me Go Lover
by Jenny Lou Carson
, Kathleen G. Twomey, Fred Wise
and Benjamin Weisman
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
by arrangement with Polygram Group Distribution, Inc. See more