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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

Writers:

Polly Platt (screenplay), William Inge (novel)
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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
Gary Prendergast Gary Prendergast ... Marlon
Rip Clark Rip Clark ... Henry
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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.

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The emotional explosion is hers. The emotional experience is yours.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Yearnings See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The 80-minute version of the film that goes under the name of "The Sin" effectively has all the graphic content removed and--to a large extent--doesn't make much sense because of it. See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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A forbidden love story in a time when racial tensions abound
30 October 1999 | by hanoirocksSee all my reviews

Strong screenplay that did not require graphic sexual content to convey its message. A white woman has an affair with a black man and she initially tries to fight it....but its no use. One of the best films I have ever seen for honesty in portraying human sexuality but not too blatantly. Remember the little girl in Schindler's List that had the colored coat? Be on the lookout for the chalk scribbles on the sidewalk that conjure up a message that is equally as strong.


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