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Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The (TCF 1969, Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens)

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An inspirational, controversial teacher (Maggie Smith) at an exclusive girls’ school in Scotland in the ’30s finds her unorthodox methods and romantic idealization of the Italian fascists – place her career in jeopardy. Her romantic entanglements and competition with one of her students also complicate her life. Based on Jay Presson Allen’s play (which starred Vanessa Redgrave) of Muriel Spark’s novel.

Nine years after this version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Geraldine McEwan starred in the title role in an ITV TV version.

Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song (‘Jean’).

production details
USA / Twentieth Century Fox / 116 minute / 1969

Director: Ronald Neame
Producer: Robert Fryer
Director of Photography: Ted Moore
Editing: Norman Savage
Music: Rod McKuen
Script: Jay Presson Allen
Production Design: John Howell

cast
Jane Carr as Mary McGregor
Gordon Jackson as Gordon Lowther
Robert Stephens as Teddy Lloyd
Pamela Franklin as Sandy
Ann Way as Miss Gaunt
Maggie Smith as Jean Brodie
Celia Johnson as Miss McKay
Diane Grayson as Jenny
Shirley Steedman as Monica
Heather Seymour as Clara
Margo Cunningham as Miss Campbell
Lavinia Lang as Emily

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