Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Directed By: Ronald Neame Starring: Maggie Smith

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Product Overview

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.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40240362
UPC 024543119944
UPC 14 00024543119944
Format DVD
Release Date 5/4/2010
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 1600
Campus Life
Character Study
Stage Play
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note An 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.
Plot Summary
Summary Adaptation 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.
USA Today "...All the performances are splendid in this adaptation of the stage hit..." 12/13/1996 p.3D
Premiere "Smith won an Oscar for the role, and it was well-deserved." 07/01/2004 p.115-16
Ronald Neame
Maggie Smith
Cast & Crew
Celia Johnson - Actor
Diane Grayson - Actor
Gordon Jackson - Actor
James Cresson - Producer
Jane Carr - Actor
Jay Presson Allen - Based On Play By
Jay Presson Allen - Screenplay
Maggie Smith - Actor
Muriel Spark - Based On Novel By
Norman Savage - Editor
Pamela Franklin - Actor
Robert Fryer - Producer
Robert Stephens - Actor
Rod McKuen - Original Music By
Ronald Neame - Director
Ted Moore - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1969
Catalog ID 2221994
UPC 00024543119944
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Oscar (1970) Maggie Smith, Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Rod McKuen, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Smith,Maggie
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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