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Teacher, Teacher (1969)

Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an ... See full summary »

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writer:

Allan Sloane (as Ellison Carrol)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
David McCallum ... Hamilton Cade
Ossie Davis ... Charles Carter
George Grizzard ... F. Niles Putnam
Billy Schulman Billy Schulman ... Freddie Putnam
Sally Chamberlin Sally Chamberlin ... Woman
Anthony Jones Anthony Jones ... Joey
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Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an outstanding performance by retarded actor Billy Schulman). A black man who works for Freddie's father also becomes interested in teaching the child, and becomes a second role model for him. A "Hall of Fame" production. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Teacher, Teacher (#18.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

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A lasting impression just seeing it once.
7 June 2000 | by yenloSee all my reviews

I saw this Hall Mark Hall of Fame TV film once when it first aired and have never seen it since. Once however was enough to leave a lasting impression. David McCallum who was well know at the time for his Man from U.N.C.L.E. role is a teacher trying to get his life back on track and accepts a job as a tutor for a mentally retarded youth named Freddie played masterfully by Billy Schulman himself a mentally challenged person.

Ossie Davis is a jack of all trades for the youth's father. While McCallums character struggles to teach Freddie Davis takes a different approach towards the boy and the boy learns a number of things from him. Why this film is not shown more is a shame.


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