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
When David Greene goes outside in the rain to wait for whoever made the sign with the swastika on it, you can see the rain is falling diagonally from two different directions. See more
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer
and Harold Arlen See more