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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)

An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.

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Evelyn Wyckoff
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Dr. Steiner
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Dr. Neal
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Ed Eckles
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Beth
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Betsy
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Mildred
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Marie
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Rafe Collins
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Mrs. Hemmings
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Mr. Hemmings
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Havermeyer
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Chest Rollins
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Marlon
Rip Clark ...
Henry
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An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.

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The emotional explosion is hers. The emotional experience is yours.

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27 October 1979 (Japan)  »

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Secret Yearnings  »

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Anne Heywood was 48 when she took on this sexually adventurous role. See more »

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Good acting but too familiar
20 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A 40ish, repressed school teacher is raped by a young, black janitor in the 1950s. It truly disturbs her, but she realizes she enjoyed it and begins a secret sexual relationship with him. But how long will this remain a secret?

Very well acted by everybody...but why was this done? The story has been done many times before and this adds nothing new. As I said, the acting keeps you watching but it adds up to very little.

Try to avoid the cable TV version--all the male nudity (there isn't much) is cut out and a crucial sex scene is badly edited. Try to see it on video.


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