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Director: James Clavell     Starring: Sidney Poitier
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40127885
UPC: 043396032965
UPC 14: 00043396032965
Rating: NR
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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.

"Skillful and warm performance by Poitier...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"Sidney Poitier is superb.  New York Daily News
"Excellent... well-acted...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, Spanish, Korean, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/5/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1967
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 03296
Video UPC UPC: 00043396032965
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
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1/4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Adrienne Posta
Video Cast Info Chris Chittell
Video Cast Info Sidney Poitier
Video Cast Info Suzy Kendall
Video Cast Info Judy Geeson
Video Cast Info Lulu
Video Cast Info Patricia Routledge
Video Cast Info E.R. Braithwaite - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info James Clavell - Director
Video Cast Info Paul Beeson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Ron Grainer - Musical Score
Video Cast Info James Clavell - Producer
Video Cast Info James Clavell - Screenplay
Plot 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.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...It captured a specific time..." 02/04/2000 p.11E

The Motion Picture Guide 6 of 10
(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.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Poitier,Sidney
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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