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The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)

In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as "To Sir, With Love," comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson), who tries to reach out and give to her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor MacMichael
Terence Sutton
Una Ferrar
Charles Fairbrother
Sylvia O'Donnell ...
Patrick Murray ...
Sharon Fussey ...
Riba Akabusi ...
Perry Benson ...
Herbert Norville ...
Owen Whittaker ...
Danielle Corgan ...
Angela Brogan ...


In the tradition of classic classroom dramas such as "To Sir, With Love," comes the story of dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson), who tries to reach out and give to her pupils, juvenile delinquents, at a London alternative school. Written by Anonymous

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28 December 1978 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Adorabile canaglia  »

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Third and last film Glenda Jackson & Oliver Reed did together. The other two are Women In Love (1969) and The Triple Echo (1972). See more »


Playing In Schools
Composed and Performed by Renoir
(Lead Vocal: Phil Daniels (uncredited))
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7 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this back in 1978, have the video & even transferred the video to DVD. I've watched it over & again, multiple times & have enjoyed it each time. For those of you who can't comprehend it, that's okay, but if you dislike the film so much, why go on a tirade, taking the time to make criticisms about it? My opinion hasn't changed... I enjoyed seeing this back in 1978 & continue to derive enjoyment from it today.

With all the crap coming out ad nauseum these days, it's a grave injustice The Class of Miss MacMichael still hasn't seen a (R1) DVD release. I now long for a proper DVD treatment of this wonderful classic. I wish the distributors for The Class of Miss MacMichael would get their heads out of their asses & get the ball rolling, & soon.

The scene where Glenda Jackson (Miss MacMichael) has a showdown with Oliver Reed (Mr. Sutton), is electrifying & highly showcases the greatest work of Ms. Jackson's career! Rosalind Cash turns in a wonderful performance as Miss MacMichael's fellow colleague & good friend, as does Michael Murphy as Miss MacMichael's love interest.

Pay no attention to the negative comments, this movie is indeed worth watching. It's a comedy-drama & not to be scrutinized, but enjoyed. The Class of Miss MacMichael delivers on all counts.

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