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Director:
Writers:
E.R. Braithwaite (novel)
James Clavell (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
14 June 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This may be the ultimate movie about a teacher. See more (95 total) »

Cast

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Sidney Poitier ... Mark Thackeray

Christian Roberts ... Denham

Judy Geeson ... Pamela Dare
Suzy Kendall ... Gillian Blanchard
Ann Bell ... Mrs. Dare
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Theo Weston
Faith Brook ... Grace Evans

Patricia Routledge ... 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
Marianne Stone ... Gert
Dervis Ward ... Mr. Bell (P.T. Teacher)
Peter Atard ... Ingham (as Peter Attard)
Sally James (as Sally Cann)
Grahame Charles ... Fernman

Michael Des Barres ... Williams (also as Micheal Des Barres)
Margaret Heald
Ellison Kemp
Albert Lampert
Chitra Neogy
Elna Pearl
Bonnie Lythgoe (as Bonita Shawe)
Anthony Villaroel ... Seales
Richard Willson ... Curly
Stewart Bevan
Carla Challoner
Joseph Cuby
Sally Gosselin
Kevin Hubbard
Howard Knight
Lynne Sue Moon ... Miss Wong
Jayne Peach ... Jeanie Clarke (as Jane Peach)
Gareth Robinson ... Tich Jackson
Roger Shepherd ... 'Fats' Buckley
Stephen Whittaker
Ric Rothwell ... Band member (drums, vocals) (as 'The Mindbenders')
Bob Lang ... Band member (bassist) (as 'The Mindbenders')
Eric Stewart ... Band member - guitar & vocals (as 'The Mindbenders')

Lulu ... Barbara 'Babs' Pegg (as 'Lulu')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyril Shaps ... Mr. Pinkus (uncredited)
Donna Shawe ... Miss (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Clavell 
 
Writing credits
E.R. Braithwaite (novel)

James Clavell (written for the screen by)

Produced by
James Clavell .... producer
John R. Sloan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Grainer 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Thornton 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Woollard 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Basil Rayburn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ian Whittaker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Dino Di Campo .... sound editor
Ted Karnon .... sound recordist
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Harvey Woods .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor (as John Wilson Apperson)
 
Editorial Department
David Campling .... assistant editor
George White .... montage
Michael R. Sloan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Yvonne Richards .... continuity
Laurie Ridley .... montage stills
Dennis C. Stone .... montage stills
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Judy Geeson and Lulu were both reunited with Sidney Poitier in the TV sequel To Sir, with Love II (1996) (TV) directed by Peter BogdanovichSee more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Top middle, just before Thackeray storms out in anger.See more »
Quotes:
Mark Thackeray:I believe one should fight for what one believes. Provided one is absolutely sure one is absolutely right.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Off And RunningSee more »

FAQ

How closely does the movie follow the book?
What was burning in the classroom fireplace and why did the students burn it? Can someone please explain this scene?
What were the Cockney rhyming slang that the students introduced to Thackeray?
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
This may be the ultimate movie about a teacher., 13 August 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

As one of the movies (along with "In the Heat of the Night" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner") that made 1967 Sidney Poitier's annus mirabilis, "To Sir, with Love" shows a man forced to take charge in a less-than-pleasant situation. Poitier plays Mark Thackeray, a Guyanese engineer hired to teach in a high school in a rough London neighborhood. The students not only have little interest in school, but are not quite ready to be taught by a black man. Mark is forced to show the students that he will not tolerate insubordination.

Poitier did great in this role, with good support from the rest of the cast (including Lulu, who sang the theme song). It affirms his status as one of the greatest actors in movie history. And also, I hope that nobody tries to compare this with "Dangerous Minds"; the latter was in my opinion an insult. "To Sir, with Love" was a masterpiece.

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