Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
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|As a teacher in an exclusive all-girl school in the 1930s, miss brodie is the idol of her charges. When they begin to emulate her life, the school's disapproving headmistress intervenes.|
Editor's NoteAn inspirational, controversial teacher at an exclusive girls school in Scotland in the 1930s finds her unorthodox methods get her into hot water with both her students and the school administration. Based on Jay Presson Allen's play of Muriel Spark's novel. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song ("Jean"). Academy Awards: Best Actress--Maggie Smith.
Cast & Crew
|James Cresson - Producer|
|Jay Presson Allen - Based On Play By|
|Jay Presson Allen - Screenplay|
|Muriel Spark - Based On Novel By|
|Norman Savage - Editor|
|Robert Fryer - Producer|
|Rod McKuen - Original Music By|
|Ronald Neame - Director|
|Ted Moore - Cinematographer|
Plot SummaryAdaptation of Muriel Spark's novel and Jay Presson Allen's stage play, about Jean Brodie, a flamboyant, unconventional school teacher in 1930's Edinburgh, Scotland, who flies in the face of the ultra-conservativism of the head mistress and Board of Governors at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, as she tries to instill in her pupils the truth and beauty in art, history, literature, and sensuality.
|Maggie Smith, Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Rod McKuen, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song|