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?
recollected director Robert Mandel
trying to lift the spirits of the young actors by informing them that they were going to be "the next big thing... the next Brat Pack," referring to the regular ensemble that was often used by John Hughes
during his films in the 1980s. 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
The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows.
That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer
and Harold Arlen See more