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To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 June 1967 (USA)
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

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Mrs. Dare
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Grace Evans
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Clinty Clintridge
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Potter (as Christopher Chittell)
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Rita Webb ...
Mrs. Joseph
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Fred Griffiths ...
Mr. Clark
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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A story as fresh as the girls in their minis. . .and as cool as their teacher had to be! See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 June 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al maestro con cariño  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$640,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$42,432,803
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While it wasn't named in the movie, the book explains what was burning in the classroom stove, that caused Thackeray to lose his temper: a sanitary pad. See more »

Goofs

During the dance between Thackeray and Pamela, when The Mindbenders abruptly switch from a slow song (opening bars of "Off And Running") to a fast one ("It's Getting Harder All The Time") we hear the students cheering, but the shot at that moment is of the whole class, and no one is cheering. See more »

Quotes

Mark Thackeray: Next, we are going to talk about various...
[Mr. Florian, the school principal, steps inside the classroom to check up on Thackeray]
Florian: Good morning.
Mark Thackeray: Good morning.
Florian: I just wanted to see how you were getting it on.
Mark Thackeray: Fine, thank you, sir.
Florian: Good. Well, thank you.
[Mr. Florian leaves; the students all chuckle. Thackeray throws away a piece of rope, then removes a student's sunglasses from his face. Palmer, a student, raises his hand]
Mark Thackeray: Palmer?
Palmer: What are we going to talk about, sir?
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Michael Des Barres name is misspelled as "Micheal." See more »


Soundtracks

It's Getting Harder All The Time
Lyrics by Ben Raleigh
Music by Charles Albertine
Performed by The Mindbenders (uncredited)
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A life-affecting movie
25 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I can honestly say that it helped to inspire me to become a school teacher, because of the influence that one can have on the lives of young students. In this sense, this movie is probably the one that had the most profound effect on my life...


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