Stanley Kramer had a knack for tackling stories where social change is the background for compelling drama on a personal level, as in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and The Defiant Ones. In R.P.M. the politics are more overt, and Kramer deftly takes on the counter-culture of the late ‘60s to explore how change impacts the individual. Anthony Quinn is the liberal and well-regarded college professor in a period of increasing radicalism. His students demand change, and he supports their desires, but when his role of professor-advisor changes to college administrator, he must decide where to draw the line. Ann-Margret (Viva Las Vegas, Tommy), Gary Lockwood (Model Shop), and Paul Winfield (Sounder) also star in this powerful examination of campus life in its most dynamic stage in history. Newly remastered.