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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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Anne Heywood ...
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
Gary Prendergast ...
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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Alternate titles include "The Sin", "The Shaming" and "Secret Yearnings". See more »

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A forbidden love story in a time when racial tensions abound
30 October 1999 | by (Toronto,Canada) – See all my reviews

Strong screenplay that did not require graphic sexual content to convey its message. A white woman has an affair with a black man and she initially tries to fight it....but its no use. One of the best films I have ever seen for honesty in portraying human sexuality but not too blatantly. Remember the little girl in Schindler's List that had the colored coat? Be on the lookout for the chalk scribbles on the sidewalk that conjure up a message that is equally as strong.


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