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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ()


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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

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Jean Brodie
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Teddy Lloyd
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Sandy
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Gordon Lowther
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Miss Mackay
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Jenny
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Mary McGregor
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Monica
Lavinia Lang ...
Emily Carstairs
Antoinette Biggerstaff ...
Helen McPhee
Margo Cunningham ...
Miss Campbell
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Miss McKenzie
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Miss Lockhart
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Miss Gaunt
Molly Weir ...
Miss Allison Kerr
Helena Gloag ...
Miss Kerr (as Helena Cloag)
John Dunbar ...
Mr Burrage
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Clara
Lesley Paterson ...
Prefect (as Leslie Patterson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbie Denham ...
School Girl (uncredited)
Muriel Greenslade ...
Teacher (uncredited)
Stephanie Mildenhall ...
Child (uncredited)
Jill Riddick ...
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ronald Neame

Written by

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Muriel Spark ... (adapted from the novel by)
 
Jay Presson Allen ... (based on the play by)
 
Jay Presson Allen ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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James Cresson ... co-producer
Robert Fryer ... producer

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Rod McKuen

Cinematography by

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Ted Moore ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Norman Savage

Editorial Department

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Orven Schanzer ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Anne Donne ... (as Ann Donne)

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John Howell

Art Direction by

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Brian Herbert

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Joan Bridge ... (colour costume design)
Elizabeth Haffenden ... (colour costume design)

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Ernest Gasser ... chief makeup (as Ernie Gasser)
Pat McDermott ... hairdresser (as Patricia McDermot)

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David C. Anderson ... production supervisor (as David Anderson)

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Ted Sturgis ... assistant director
Roger Simons ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Pamela Cornell ... set dresser

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Jock May ... sound mixer
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Bob Kindred ... camera operator (as Robert Kindred)
Alec Paterson ... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Roberts ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe supervisor (as Jackie Cummings)

Location Management

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Lorna Rhind ... location adviser
Alex Carver-Hill ... location manager (uncredited)

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Arthur Greenslade ... conductor / music arranger / musical director (uncredited)

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Donald Albery ... stage producer: Great Britain
Annabel Davis-Goff ... continuity
Robert W. Dowling ... produced in association with: on Broadway
Margaret Gordon ... dialogue coach
Robert Whitehead ... produced on Broadway by
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Plot Summary

A liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school in the period between the two wars, instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art. Her affairs with two male teachers become known and she finds herself fighting to keep her job. She believes that she can always count on the 100% support of her favourite pupils, but one of them does not feel that Miss Jean Brodie is in her "prime" any more. No longer swayed by her teacher's eloquence, she begins to learn about life and love herself. Written by Rhino

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Taglines In the surprising world of Jean Brodie, there were two men and four girls. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les belles années de Miss Brodie (France)
  • Die besten Jahre der Miss Jean Brodie (Germany)
  • Los mejores años de Miss Brodie (Spain)
  • Pelnia zycia panny Brodie (Poland)
  • Quando a Primavera acaba (Portugal)
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  • 116 min
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Trivia The school desks had to be raised so that some of the girls wouldn't look as grown up as they really were. In fact, one of the girls was a twenty year old mother. See more »
Goofs When Jenny and Sandy are toasting bread in the fireplace, they grab the ends of the forks that were in the flames. Of course, these would be too hot to touch. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997). See more »
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Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: EDINBURGH 1932 See more »
Quotes Teddy Lloyd: The truth is that you bounced into bed with an artist, but you were horrified when you woke up with a man!
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