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To Sir, with Love (1967)

Approved | | Drama | 14 June 1967 (USA)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director:

James Clavell

Writers:

E.R. Braithwaite (novel), James Clavell (written for the screen by)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Mark Thackeray
Christian Roberts ... Denham
Judy Geeson ... Pamela Dare
Suzy Kendall ... Gillian Blanchard
Ann Bell ... Mrs. Dare
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Theo Weston
Faith Brook ... Grace Evans
Patricia Routledge ... Clinty Clintridge
Christopher Chittell ... Potter
Adrienne Posta ... Moira Joseph
Edward Burnham ... Florian
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Mrs. Joseph
Fiona Duncan Fiona Duncan ... Euphemia Phillips
Fred Griffiths Fred Griffiths ... Mr. Clark
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ... Josie Dawes
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Storyline

Engineer Mark Thackeray arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at an East End school. Still hoping for a good engineering job, he's hopeful that he won't be there long. He starts implementing his own brand of classroom discipline: forcing the pupils to treat each other with respect. Inevitably he begins getting involved in the students' personal lives, and must avoid the advances of an amorous student while winning over the class tough. What will he decide when the engineering job comes through? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

He teaches London's turned-on teens to cool it and call him "Sir"! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was held from release for more than a year until Columbia Pictures decided to open it in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 1967, where it really broke through. See more »

Goofs

After Thackeray punches Denham in the stomach during the boxing match, he tells Denham to put his head down. Denham then bends over at the waist. When the shot changes to a more forward view Denham is more upright and Thackeray again tells him to put his head down. There was not enough time for Denham to have straightened up. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Pegg: Oooh, look at me! I am a lady, I am!
[sticks out tongue]
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Crazy Credits

Lulu received an "introducing" credit. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in SCTV Network: Teacher's Pet (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Off And Running
Lyrics by Toni Wine
Music by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by The Mindbenders (uncredited)
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Fantastic!
16 May 2001 | by suzy q123See all my reviews

Rent this movie. Don't read any reviews of it, just go out and rent it.

It's one of the best movies of the last forty years, and Sidney Poitier is just beautiful in it. The movie glows, has a soul even, and actually dares to say something of value. I wish they made more movies like this today! Just a gorgeous movie going experience........


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Sir, with Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$640,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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