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?
Ironically, given the antisemitism that pervades almost all of the students' attitudes, "Smokey Joe's Cafe," the song that the classmates enjoy (and which Mr. Cleary dismisses as being from the "jungle") was written by a pair of Jewish songwriters, Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller
, who wrote many of the biggest radio hits of the 1950s and early 1960s. Many of the other songs heard in the movie and on the soundtrack were also written or co-written by Jewish songwriters, including "Rock Around the Clock," "Three Coins In The Fountain," "That Old Black Magic," "Isn't It Romantic," and "When I Take My Sugar To Tea." 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
You know something? I'm still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you'll still be a goddamn Jew.
And you'll still be a prick.
To Each His Own
by Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans See more