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To Sir, with Love ()


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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.

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Mark Thackeray
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Denham
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Pamela Dare
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Gillian Blanchard
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Mrs. Dare
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Theo Weston
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Grace Evans
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Clinty Clintridge
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Potter
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Moira Joseph
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Florian
Rita Webb ...
Mrs. Joseph
Fiona Duncan ...
Euphemia Phillips
Fred Griffiths ...
Mr. Clark
Mona Bruce ...
Josie Dawes
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Gert
Dervis Ward ...
Mr. Bell (P.T. Teacher)
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Ingham
Sally James ...
Schoolgirl (as Sally Cann)
Grahame Charles ...
Fernman
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Williams (as Micheal Des Barres)
Margaret Heald ...
Osgood
Ellison Kemp ...
Campbell
Albert Lampert ...
Schoolboy
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Schoolgirl
Elna Pearl ...
Schoolgirl
Bonnie Lythgoe ...
Purcel (as Bonita Shawe)
Anthony Villaroel ...
Seales
Richard Willson ...
Curly
Stewart Bevan ...
Schoolboy
Carla Challoner ...
Strong
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Sapiano
Sally Gosselin ...
Tuffen
Kevin Hubbard ...
Schoolboy
Howard Knight ...
Schoolboy
Lynne Sue Moon ...
Miss Wong
Jayne Peach ...
Jeanie Clarke (as Jane Peach)
Gareth Robinson ...
Tich Jackson
Roger Shepherd ...
'Fats' Buckley
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Schoolboy
Ric Rothwell ...
Band member (drums, vocals) (as 'The Mindbenders')
Bob Lang ...
Band member (bassist) (as 'The Mindbenders')
Eric Stewart ...
Band member - guitar & vocals (as 'The Mindbenders')
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Barbara 'Babs' Pegg (as 'Lulu')
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John Clifford ...
Man in Market (uncredited)
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Mr. Pinkus (uncredited)
Donna Shawe ...
Miss (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Clavell

Written by

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E.R. Braithwaite ... (novel)
 
James Clavell ... (written for the screen by)

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James Clavell ... producer
John R. Sloan ... executive producer

Music by

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Ron Grainer

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Paul Beeson ... director of photography

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Peter Thornton

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David Campling ... assistant editor
George White ... montage
Michael R. Sloan ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Harvey Woods

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Tony Woollard

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Jill Carpenter ... makeup artist
Betty Glasow ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Basil Rayburn ... production manager

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Ted Sturgis ... assistant director
Brian W. Cook ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Ian Whittaker ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Dino Di Campo ... sound editor
Ted Karnon ... sound recordist
Bert Ross ... sound recordist

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Harry Gillam ... camera operator
Laurie Ridley ... still photographer (uncredited)

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John Wilson-Apperson ... wardrobe supervisor (as John Wilson Apperson)

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Philip Martell ... conductor

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Yvonne Richards ... continuity
Laurie Ridley ... montage stills
Dennis C. Stone ... montage stills

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A story as fresh as the girls in their minis. . .and as tough as the kids from London's East End! [UK Theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les anges aux poings serrés (France)
  • Rebelión en las aulas (Spain)
  • Учителю, с любовью (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Ston kyrio mas me agapi (Greece)
  • Ao Mestre, com Carinho (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $640,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film did so unexpectedly well in the States that Columbia Pictures did market research to find out why so many people had gone to it. Their answer: Sidney Poitier. See more »
Goofs When another student throws a can at Pamela, she is facing Thackery and defends against the object with her right hand. When Thackery catches the can a split second later, Pam now has her back to Thackery, defends with her left hand, and has to turn completely around to respond to him. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Very British Picture (1993). See more »
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Crazy Credits Lulu received an "introducing" credit. See more »
Quotes Mark Thackeray: [entering classroom and seeing smoke] All you boys, out. Girls stay where you are. Out.
[closes door]
Mark Thackeray: I am sick of your foul language, your crude behavior and your sluttish manner. There are certain things a decent woman keeps private, and only a filthy slut would have done this and those who stood by and encouraged her are just as bad. I don't care who's responsible - you're all to blame. Now, I am going to leave this room for five minutes by which time that disgusting object had better be removed and the windows opened to clear away the stench. If you must play these filthy games, do them in your homes, and not in my classroom!
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