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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 7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Incredible! 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:
Last cinema film of Celia Johnson.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: (at around 45 mins) In the office scene just after Miss Mackay stands up, the boom microphone's shadow is briefly visible on the wall behind her, and it moves (upper-right corner of frame).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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Incredible!, 10 July 2004
Author: brockrwhite from Atlanta, GA

Maggie Smith, a true thespian treasure, shows her stuff in this delightful 1969 film. As Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher in her prime, she leads her young girls at Marcia Blaine school into the stories behind the story. Described as "extreme", Miss Jean Brodie is beyond description. Her movements, costumes and views are so unique that she seems to be the only light source in the movie.

This one film will make you a Maggie Smith aficionado for life. She has many movies to her credit, and her appearance in "Travels With My Aunt" rivals this movie for eccentricity and skill.

Be sure and watch for the recitation of a "love letter" composed by Miss Brodie's set. The headmistress is shocked by the tone of the letter, clearly a collaboration, and the outcome is truly funny.

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