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Director:
Writers:
Muriel Spark (adapted from the novel by)
Jay Presson Allen (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
27 June 1969 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the surprising world of Jean Brodie, there were two men and four girls. See more »
Plot:
A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"If they want to get rid of me...they will have to assassinate me". See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maggie Smith ... Jean Brodie

Robert Stephens ... Teddy Lloyd

Pamela Franklin ... Sandy

Gordon Jackson ... Gordon Lowther
Celia Johnson ... Miss Mackay

Diane Grayson ... Jenny

Jane Carr ... Mary McGregor

Shirley Steedman ... Monica
Lavinia Lang ... Emily Carstairs
Antoinette Biggerstaff ... Helen McPhee
Margo Cunningham ... Miss Campbell
Isla Cameron ... Miss McKenzie
Rona Anderson ... Miss Lockhart
Ann Way ... Miss Gaunt
Molly Weir ... Miss Allison Kerr
Helena Gloag ... Miss Kerr (as Helena Cloag)
John Dunbar ... Mr Burrage
Heather Seymour ... Clara
Lesley Paterson ... Prefect (as Leslie Patterson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Muldenhall ... Child (uncredited)
Helen Worth ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
Ronald Neame 
 
Writing credits
Muriel Spark (adapted from the novel by)

Jay Presson Allen (based on the play by)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)

Produced by
James Cresson .... co-producer
Robert Fryer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rod McKuen (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Norman Savage 
 
Casting by
Anne Donne  (as Ann Donne)
 
Production Design by
John Howell 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Herbert 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge (colour costume design)
Elizabeth Haffenden (colour costume design)
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... chief makeup (as Ernie Gasser)
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (as Patricia McDermot)
 
Production Management
David C. Anderson .... production supervisor (as David Anderson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
Roger Simons .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Pamela Cornell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound mixer
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Winston Ryder .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (as Robert Kindred)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jackie Cummings)
 
Editorial Department
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist (2012 restoration)
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Greenslade .... conducted by
Arthur Greenslade .... music arranged by
Arthur Greenslade .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Donald Albery .... stage producer: Great Britain
Annabel Davis-Goff .... continuity
Robert W. Dowling .... produced in association with: on Broadway
Margaret Gordon .... dialogue coach
Lorna Rhind .... location adviser
Robert Whitehead .... stage producer: Broadway
Alex Carver-Hill .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2010) | USA:PG (certificate #21922) | USA:M (original rating)

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Trivia:
The original play was offered to Maggie Smith first. Because of film commitments she declined and Vanessa Redgrave played Miss Brodie on stage. However, when the movie was being made, the role of Miss Brodie was offered to Redgrave first. This time, she had prior commitments and declined and Maggie Smith took the role, offered her originally, and won an Oscar for playing it.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the end when Sandy walks out of the school, she passes a 1960s-style concrete lamp post.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gordon Lowther:Morning girls. Good Morning.
Sandy:There's Miss Brodie!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in St. Trinian's (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"If they want to get rid of me...they will have to assassinate me"., 20 February 2004
Author: Damien V. (DamienWasHere@aol.com) from United States

This is perhaps one of the greatest films in the English language -- but only because of Maggie Smith's museum-quality portrayal of Miss Jean Brodie. This masterpiece in mannerisms and manners will be looked upon in the future much in the same way we look upon THE MONA LISA today. I know that this sounds like a stretch, but someday someone will know what I mean.

The only downside to this film is the sad realization that if Jean Brodie were to have been played by anyone other than Maggie Smith it would have been a bore -- but oddly enough, this fact alone seems to add to the greatness of the film overall.

While my header might be the best line in the film, my personal favorite was, "Indeed, for those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like."

Damien

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