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To Sir, with Love (1967)

 -  Drama  -  14 June 1967 (USA)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

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Suzy Kendall ...
Gillian Blanchard
Ann Bell ...
Mrs. Dare
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Theo Weston
Faith Brook ...
Grace Evans
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Clinty Clintridge
Chris Chittell ...
Potter (as Christopher Chittell)
Adrienne Posta ...
Moira Joseph
Edward Burnham ...
Florian
Rita Webb ...
Mrs. Joseph
Fiona Duncan ...
Euphemia Phillips
Fred Griffiths ...
Mr. Clark
Mona Bruce ...
Josie Dawes
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Engineer Mark Thackeray arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at an East End school. Still hoping for a good engineering job, he's hopeful that he won't be there long. He starts implementing his own brand of classroom discipline: forcing the pupils to treat each other with respect. Inevitably he begins getting involved in the students' personal lives, and must avoid the advances of an amorous student while winning over the class tough. What will he decide when the engineering job comes through? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A story as fresh as the girls in their minis. . .and as tough as the kids from London's East End! [UK Theatrical] See more »

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14 June 1967 (USA)  »

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Al maestro con cariño  »

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$640,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The first movie role for Michael Des Barres. See more »

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Shadow of the camera on Thackeray as he approaches the students at the funeral. See more »

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Barbara Pegg: Oooh, look at me! I am a lady, I am!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Michael Des Barres name is misspelled as "Micheal." See more »

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Spoofed in Get a Life: Bored Straight (1990) See more »

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Off And Running
Lyrics by Toni Wine
Music by Carole Bayer Sager (as Carole Bayer)
Performed by The Mindbenders (uncredited)
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Great, landmark teacher-student relationship film
28 January 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

The school movie against which all other school movies are measured. Sidney Poitier was on a roll in 1966-67(A PATCH OF BLUE, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT)and TO SIR, WITH LOVE crowned that succession of great films. Poitier's Thackery is meticulous and elegant, something of a revelation to the unwashed juvenile deliquents and teen sluts who populate his class. Yet this unemployed engineer has his work cut out for him, as his motley crew will try just about anything(including burning tampons in the classroom stove!)to run him off. Instead of exploding like the kids wish, Thackery takes a different tack; treating them like adults and talking about things they have questions about. The ploy works, and along the way Thackery learns to deal with indifferent fellow teachers, racism, lovestruck female students, and a hard decision that will determine his future . . . A great inspirational movie, TO SIR, WITH LOVE also boasts British songstress Lulu in her first film role, as well as prominent soundtrack artist(The Mindbenders are the others). The process by which Thackery molds these wild, rebellious teens into mature and thoughtful adults--and the teens' resulting respect for Thackery, quite possibly the first respect they've ever felt for an adult--is touching. Definitely a classic film worth seeing.


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