We're looking at the other side of midnight.
Yes, it's what teachers had to face in classrooms, in other countries.
One of the better movies from the mid-fifties, it drew crowds when it was shown at the Capitol Cinema. It starred tough guy Glen Ford and Sydney Poiter (a teacher in, To Sir With Love) but a student in Blackboard Jungle.
A much-used phrase in the English vocabulary those years was the concrete jungle so blackboard jungle was just as appropriate.
There were a few more songs that were in the movie, like, Auld Lang Syne and The Star-Spangled Banner.
Billy Fury, Dean Martin, Anne Murray, Peggy Lee, Patti Page, and Teresa Brewer covered Let Me Go Lover and the versions became hits too, in their own rights. If I remember correctly this same song was popular during requests programs on the radio.
Haven't you seen this movie? Go watch it.
In Singapore and for so many years, it's still great to be a teacher.
A Happy Teachers' Day to those in the honorable profession.
A scene from Blackboard Jungle taken from a YouTube screengrab.