The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Movie Review 1969

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Oscar-winning performance by Smith as a forward-thinking teacher in an Edinburgh girls' school in 1932. She captivates her impressionable young students with her fascist ideals and free-thinking attitudes in this adaptation of the play taken from Muriel Spark's novel.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from British.

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Period Piece: 1930s, Only the Lonely, Teen Angst, School Daze, Dedicated Teachers, Adapted from a Play, Edinburgh
Jay Presson Allen
Maggie Smith, Pamela Franklin, Robert Stephens, Celia Johnson, Gordon Jackson, Jane Carr
Ted Moore
Ronald Neame
20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1969: Actress (Smith); British Acad. 1969: Actress (Smith), Support. Actress (Johnson); Golden Globes 1970: Song ("Jean"); Natl. Bd. of Review 1969: Support. Actress (Franklin).

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