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  • PG
  • Drama, Teen
  • 1967
  • 105 mins

To Sir, with Love

To Sir, with Love

Synopsis

Sidney Poitier stars in this seminal, sentimental tale of an inspirational teacher in an inner city school.

About

Poitier gets a job in a failing school in inner-city London, and sets about scrapping the prescribed curriculum for his own brand of 'survival training'. The class includes Geeson - whose passion makes it to the title; Chirs Chittell, a yobbo just gagging to be reformed by Poitier's hard love; Roberts, the cocky classroom leader; and Lulu. Yes, Lulu - 30 years before she washed up on the TV lottery show, considered a serious contender. The film has gone in and out of fashion, but it's old enough now to return to it with a clear eye, and see the strength beneath the kooky sentimentality.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Lulu, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, Faith Brook
  • Director: James Clavell
  • Writer: James Clavell
  • Producer: James Clavell
  • Photographer: Paul Beeson

In a nutshell

Sentimental and unrealistic it may be but undeniably influential, and still worth a watch if only to see Lulu and Poitier in their heyday.

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