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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 »
In the surprising world of Jean Brodie, there were two men and four girls. See more »
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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Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (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:

Barbara Frankland ... School Girl (uncredited)
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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116 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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Last feature film of Rona Anderson.See more »
Continuity: When Mr. Lloyd spies Ms. Brodie and the girls from his studio window he is seen wearing dark brown pants. He rushes from the room. When he emerges on the street he is wearing light colored pants.See more »
[first lines]
Gordon Lowther:Morning girls. Good Morning.
Sandy:There's Miss Brodie!
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Movie Connections:
Loch LomandSee more »


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43 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant film, incredible performance, 27 February 2004
Author: beattyjj from New York

Beautifully filmed and acted by all the performers, this is a knock-out film. Maggie Smith is incredible right down to her Morningside accent. The other players hold their own against her powerhouse performance. The Edinburgh locations are great and the film has a remarkably nostalgic quality that reflects Brodie's romanticism. A beautiful Rod McKuen score as well! A must see film. An interesting comparison can be made with Dead Poet's Society, which has a male teacher in an all male school (compared to a female teacher in an all girl's school). In Brodie, unorthodox irresponsible teaching is condemned while in Dead Poet's Society it is valorized. In both the teaching methods bring about the death of a student and the school's reaction is similar. The film makers, however, come down on opposite sides in their attitudes toward the teachers

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