5.7/10
231
7 user 22 critic

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)

An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)

Writers:

Polly Platt (screenplay), William Inge (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heywood ... Evelyn Wyckoff
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Steiner
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Neal
Earl Holliman ... Ed Eckles
Carolyn Jones ... Beth
Ronee Blakley ... Betsy
Dorothy Malone ... Mildred
Doris Roberts ... Marie
John Lafayette ... Rafe Collins
Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Hemmings
R.G. Armstrong ... Mr. Hemmings
Dana Elcar ... Havermeyer
J. Patrick McNamara ... Chest Rollins
Gerard Prendergast Gerard Prendergast ... Marlon
Rip Clark Rip Clark ... Henry
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar
The Sect (1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A 20-something son of a military officer feels like a woman trapped in a man's body. When he can't hide it anymore he has a fallout with his ladies man father and leaves home. Now what?

Director: John Dexter
Stars: Anne Heywood, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett
Scorpio (1973)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield
Cutter's Way (1981)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After being released, a wrongfully imprisoned black man exacts vengeance on those who've crossed him via the power of his newly sentient penis, which may or may not be the result of an experiment gone wrong.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka
Stars: Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, Stan Kamber
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.

Director: Andy Milligan
Stars: Laura Cannon, Neil Flanagan, Harry Reems
Sugar Cookies (1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A film producer murders his star actress during an erotic "game" and makes it look like suicide. The dead girl's lesbian lover discovers what happened, and plots her revenge.

Director: Theodore Gershuny
Stars: George Shannon, Mary Woronov, Lynn Lowry
Fingers (1978)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Director: James Bond III
Stars: James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn
Youngblood (1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Bryan O'Dell, Renn Woods
Edit

Storyline

An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and an young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The powerful novel by William Inge, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Picnic," "Bus Stop," "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," and "Splendor in the Grass," is now an unforgettable motion picture. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was first announced as a Sydney Pollack production in 1970, with Mark Rydell lined up as director. See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

User Reviews

 
Good acting but too familiar
20 October 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A 40ish, repressed school teacher is raped by a young, black janitor in the 1950s. It truly disturbs her, but she realizes she enjoyed it and begins a secret sexual relationship with him. But how long will this remain a secret?

Very well acted by everybody...but why was this done? The story has been done many times before and this adds nothing new. As I said, the acting keeps you watching but it adds up to very little.

Try to avoid the cable TV version--all the male nudity (there isn't much) is cut out and a crucial sex scene is badly edited. Try to see it on video.


6 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sin See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed