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Release Date:
29 January 1979 (USA) See more »
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The heartwarming classic of a teacher's dedication - and triumph!
Plot:
A strong-willed teacher, determined to educate the poor and illiterate youth of an impoverished Welsh village, discovers one student whom she believes to have the seeds of genius in him. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Wonderful! See more (6 total) »

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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
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Ivan Davis 
Emlyn Williams  play

Produced by
Neil Hartley .... producer
Eric Rattray .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
John Wright 
 
Production Design by
Carmen Dillon 
 
Art Direction by
Terry Pritchard 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Lierton 
 
Costume Design by
David Walker 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist
Ramon Gow .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... second assistant director
Hugh O'Donnell .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Malcolm Davies .... sound recordist: additional unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
 
Other crew
Robert Jon Carlson .... assistant to director
 

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93 min
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The scene in which Katharine Hepburn's character is riding up a hill on a bicycle was intended to be shot with a stunt double, but Hepburn insisted on doing it herself. After falling off the bicycle several times, however, she overheard a crewmember say, "God, she got old." She approached the man and said, "You're right. I have." Hepburn then signaled for the stunt double to take over, and went back to her hotel.See more »
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Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) (TV)See more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful!, 4 June 2005
Author: connimac from United States

One of the great Kate's best performances of her later years. I liked the Bette Davis version very much, but Hepburn does so much more in the character. The story is hopeful and the ending not "pat". The characters are fleshed out nicely and the direction is truly fine. I am a big fan of Katherine Hepburn and she truly comes alive in this character. The supporting cast manage not to be overwhelmed by their leading lady's performance and round out their characters as I believe the author intended them to evolve. I find it sad that really good made for television movies are dismissed out of hand and forgotten so easily, there are so very FEW of them, but the GOOD ones deserve a place in film history. This is one of the best I have ever seen! I beg the powers that be to release it on DVD!

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