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Director: Ronald Neame     Starring: Maggie Smith
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Prime of Miss Jean Brodie DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40240362
UPC: 024543119944
UPC 14: 00024543119944
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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 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.


Video Features DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/4/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 115 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1969
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2221994
Video UPC UPC: 00024543119944
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Celia Johnson
Video Cast Info Diane Grayson
Video Cast Info Gordon Jackson
Video Cast Info Jane Carr
Video Cast Info Maggie Smith
Video Cast Info Pamela Franklin
Video Cast Info Robert Stephens
Video Cast Info James Cresson - Producer
Video Cast Info Jay Presson Allen - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Jay Presson Allen - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Muriel Spark - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Norman Savage - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Fryer - Producer
Video Cast Info Rod McKuen - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ronald Neame - Director
Video Cast Info Ted Moore - Cinematographer
Plot 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.


Oscar (1970)
Video Award Name Maggie Smith, Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name Rod McKuen, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...All the performances are splendid in this adaptation of the stage hit..." 12/13/1996 p.3D

"Smith won an Oscar for the role, and it was well-deserved." 07/01/2004 p.115-16

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Smith,Maggie
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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