To Sir With Love

Directed By: James Clavell Starring: Sidney Poitier

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I was only 10 yrs old when this movie came out in 1967. I loved it then, and to this day it is one of my all-time favorite top 20 movies. The title song has never faded, it too is on my top 20 list.

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by kenneth green on 11/18/2001

I was only 10 yrs old when this movie came out in 1967. I loved it then, and to this day it is one of my all-time favorite top 20 movies. The title song has never faded, it too is on my top 20 list. Read More

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Very Relevant Movie To This Day

by James Butler on 10/2/2005

If I were a teacher, I think I'd make this movie a must see for my class. Sidney Poiter's character, Mark Thackery, demonstrates that even the most unruly children can thrive if treated with respect. I've seen this movie countless times and always tear up at the end! Bravo Sidney! Read More

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Product Overview

A novice high school teacher transforms an unruly senior class into respectable young adults. Special features: fullscreen and widescreen versions, subtitles in english, spanish, portuguese, chinese, korean and thai, production notes, interactive menus, talent files, scene selections and much more.

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Studio Sony
SKU 40127885
UPC 043396032965
UPC 14 00043396032965
Format DVD
Release Date 4/5/2011
Rating NR
Keywords
Campus Life
Coming Of Age
Essential Cinema
Race Relations
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Ideological changes in post-Civil Rights movement America were at the heart of legendary African-American actor Sidney Poitier's films in the late 1960s. One such film is this powerful drama, which stars Poitier as Mark Thackery, an unemployed engineer who applies for a teaching job because he needs the paycheck. He lands a job at a school in London's East End that's full of unruly teenagers who are profoundly uninterested in learning. After several failed attempts to reach the students, Thackery abandons the textbooks and conventional teaching methods and, treating them as young adults, he prepares his students for the job market. His unorthodox style is effective--the students begin to respect Thackery and absorb his lessons. But his substantial accomplishments are weighed in the balance when he is finally offered the engineering job he had been waiting for.^Poitier's proud, defiant figure stands tall against the rowdy, aimless swinging-sixties London teens, but one of the film's strengths is the respect that is paid to the disruptive students as human characters worthy of a better future. Lulu, who delivers a strong student portrayal, also sings the popular theme song.
Plot Summary
Summary A black high school teacher struggles to connect with his classroom of all white British students. He finally makes progress when, after tossing the books aside, he teaches them how to survive in the real world.
Reviews
USA Today "...It captured a specific time..." 02/04/2000 p.11E
Directors
James Clavell
Actors
Sidney Poitier
Cast & Crew
Adrienne Posta - Actor
Chris Chittell - Actor
Sidney Poitier - Actor
Suzy Kendall - Actor
Judy Geeson - Actor
Lulu - Actor
Patricia Routledge - Actor
E.R. Braithwaite - Based on Novel By
James Clavell - Director
Paul Beeson - Director of Photography
Ron Grainer - Musical Score
James Clavell - Producer
James Clavell - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
Catalog ID 03296
UPC 00043396032965
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1/4:3
Reviews
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review (Poitier's character) manages to come across as a real person, while embodying everything there is to know about morality, respect and integrity. Sir is heroic, yet human at the same time... Although it occasionally enters into the story, Poitier is never considered a black man, just a teacher who happens to be black.
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ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, Spanish, Korean, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Poitier,Sidney
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Skillful and warm performance by Poitier...
New York Daily News Sidney Poitier is superb.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Excellent... well-acted...

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