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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:
My personal favorite 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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
116 min
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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:
Wendy Padbury was asked to play a key role but passed to do a TV series instead.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Miss Brodie presents a slide show to the class. She tells a tale of how Dante Alighieri fell in love with Beatrice Portinari when they met at the old bridge (Ponte Vecchio) in Florence. Miss Brodie changes some of the facts of the Dante and Beatrice story, but in doing so she is relating the story (consciously or unconsciously) of her own failed romance with an older man.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gordon Lowther:Morning girls. Good Morning.
Sandy:There's Miss Brodie!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Teachers: Episode #3.10" (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
My personal favorite, 7 June 2002
Author: jbuck_919 from Bamberg, Germany

It is clearly not the greatest movie of all time, but it is my personal favorite, in part because I am a teacher and--well i almost said anglophile, but are we supposed to call it ecosophile (lover of Scotland)?

I hardly know where to begin. Making those girls look like little girls and then later like grown-up girls. Jean Brodie's incredibly eccentric persona as a teacher until in the end one "girl" figures her out. The complexity of her personality. How perfectly she is played by Maggie Smith in her greatest role. The fact that the movie dares, for its time, portray an illicit affair between a teacher and a student (the French would have had no such qualms). Jean's insouciant insistance that she can teach any way she wants without any fundamental concern for her students. The art teacher's remark that "Mary McGrogan couldn't navigate her way across Edinburgh" after she has been killed in the Spanish civil war (Edinburgh is a famously compact city).

I go on too long. One drawback? That asinine theme song.

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