To sir, with love 1967 james clavell cast and crew. Only 12 years earlier, poitier had a supporting role as a tough student giving glenn ford a hard time in blackboard jungle 1955. I love inspirational teacher films, and i think to sir, with love is the finest example of the genre. Sometimes when you send a valentine to sir with love, sir declines to reciprocate. Besides to sir, with love he also starred in guess whos coming to dinner. Sidney poitier gives one of his finest performances as mark thackeray, an outofwork engineer who turns to teaching in londons tough east end. To sir, with love 1967 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
To sir, with love 1967 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Read the full synopsis of to sir, with love, 1967, directed by james clavell, with sidney poitier, christian roberts, judy geeson, at turner classic movies. This film spoke to me as i saw parallels with my own life and work ive done. To sir, with love 1967 was a drama film adaptation film directed by james clavell and produced by james clavell and john r. Most older movies show england as a sophisticated place of class. Siskoid weve seen a lot of inspirational teacher stories on film, and on the surface of it, to sir, with love isnt really inventing anything. A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined workingclass punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Ao mestre com carinho to sir, with love trecho 1967 dublado duration. They worried american audiences would not be interested in a movie about english. Yes, it is a bit dated, however, the performances are still top notch, especially sidney poiters. Idealistic engineertrainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of londons east end. The ending of to sir, with love thackeray sidney poitier tears up his letter of acceptance for an engineering job, and decides to stay at the school. To sir with love has always been a favorite of mine since i was a kid in the 60s.
To sir, with love 1967 is one of several movies in the goodteachervstoughstudents subgenre. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be. Burning tampon scene sidney poitier powerful actor celeste821. Sloan the film was based on the autobiographical novel of the same name written by e. The graduating class, led by denham christian roberts, pamela judy geeson and. If you like to sir, with love you are looking for touching, sentimental and realistic movies about with teacher, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher and interracial relations themes of drama genre shot in uk. This is an iconic and classic british film from mid 1960s. Sidney poitier was on a roll in 196667a patch of blue, guess whos coming to dinner, in the heat of the nightand to sir, with love crowned that succession of great films. In the gripping drama edge of the city 1957, poitier starred as a. It is widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking years in film, with revolutionary films highlighting the change, including. Much like lilies of the field 1963, to sir, with love was based on a book, and sidney was immediately drawn to the role of mark thackeray. To sir, with love is a 1967 british drama film starring sidney poitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school.
To sir, with love ii is a 1996 american television film. Find movie and film cast and crew information for to sir, with love 1967 james clavell on allmovie. The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end and as i leave i know that i am leaving my best friend a friend who taught me right from wrong and weak from strong thats a lot to learn but what can i give you in return. James clavell directed from his own screenplay, which was based on e. To sir with love is an awardwinning 1967 british film set in a secondary school in contemporary londons east end. Now in to sir, with love 1967, sidney poitier becomes the teacher in a film based on a similar novel by e. The year 1967 in film involved some significant events.
Whilst it is not clear when thackeray starts at the school, he is all set to leave the. Sidney poitier was at the pinnacle of his movie career in 1967. To sir, with love, british film drama, released in 1967, that was. The song was performed by lulu, and written by don black and mark london husband of lulus longtime manager marion massey. It was directed by peter bogdanovich his first madefortv film and stars sidney poitier reprising the role of mark thackeray. Tcm messageboards post your comments here add your comment share. Sentimental reflections on an inspirational teacher are often the makings of weak dishwater films, but in james clavells to sir, with love, a strong cast and an unforgettable title song make this. Now, even though i am older, my feelings have not changed for this film. If you wanted the moon i would try to make a start but i would rather you let me give my heart to sir with love. Its not a terribly revolutionary film, but its not pretending to be. Thackeray who winds up at a school in a rough part of london.
At the new school, he sets out to teach the troubled students their true potential by taking their fates in their hands. To reach his sullen, rebellious students, poitier throws away his textbooks and endeavors to reach them as human beingsand as the adults they. Film locations for to sir, with love 1967, in london. I always cry when lulu sings to sir with love at the end of the movie. To sir, with love 1967 was one of the most popular films of the 1960s, in fact.
I detest the movie from the bottom of my heart, e r braithwaite told the bbc in 2007. To reach his sullen, rebellious students, poitier throws away his textbooks and endeavors to reach. It stars sidney poitier and features christian roberts, judy geeson, suzy kendall and singer lulu making her film debut. His best known book, to sir, with love, was made into a 1967 film, to sir, with love, starring sidney poitier, and adapted for radio 4 in 2007 starring kwame kweiarmah. To sir, with love is a 1967 british drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. To sir, with love 1967 the musuem trip and title song.
Mickie most produced the record, with mike leander arranging and conducting. Like the first film, it deals with social issues in an inner city school. Braithwaite, whose to sir with love so moved me when i read it under the desk at school. To sir, with love is a wellmade, sometimes poignant, drama from the 1959 e. Sidney poitier, who in 1955 played a student in a tough inner city high school, portrays a teacher assigned to a similar institution in to sir, with love. James clavell, australian author of popular action novels set within asian cultures.
Braithwaite novel about a negro teacher, working in a london slum, who transforms an unruly class into a group of. Also like lilies of the field, no studio wanted to make to sir, with love into a film. I suppose when you have lulu among your pupils, you can pull a few strings. To sir with love is the theme from james clavells 1967 film to sir, with love. Living in the london suburbs with an indian father and english mother, i wanted to read works set in england, works that might help make sense of my own situation. To sir, with love remains compelling because of sidney poitiers outstanding. Braithwaites 1959 autobiographical novel of the same name. Sir movie release date in india, movie official trailer, news updates. In 1967, sidney poitier, perhaps our finest american actor at time, made three hit moviesin the heat of the night, guess whos coming to dinner and this one, to sir with love. James clavell both directed and wrote the films screenplay, based on the semiautobiographical novel of the same name by e. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing to sir, with love near you. Filming locations 9 filming dates 1 filming locations. To sir, with love 1967 to sir, with love 1967 user. The school movie against which all other school movies are measured.
This guide is useful for exploring topics including careers, history and pshe education in addition to highlighting. England demystified to sir, with love 1967 discussion. Id love to know how a rundown inner city school managed to book the mindbenders for the end of term dance, though. Sidney poitier in to sir, with love 1967 to sir, with love 1967 sidney. James clavell both directed and wrote the films screenplay. The racial side was shown to be not as vast as the realities of the east end of london. Poitier plays mark thackeray an unemployed engineer who takes a job teaching high school in londons east end slums, all the while hoping to land a job in his chosen profession. However, this movie shows a totally different side of england they are human just like us. To sir, with love the 1967 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. A film guide that looks at to sir, with love 1967, which sees a new teacher arrive in a tough london school, using unorthodox methods in an attempt to turn the kids lives around. This is the montage from to sir, with love, played out to the backdrop of the title song, sung of course by lulu. The ending of to sir, with love thackeray sidney poitier tears up his letter of acceptance for an engineering job, and decides to stay at the. Shockingly, even in the swinging london of 1967, the interracial affair between thackeray and gillian suzy kendall didnt make it from book to screen.
Poitier played mark thackeray, a charismatic schoolteacher in london at the height of the youthful mod movement of the 1960s. From a novel by evan hunter, it was about an innercity school teacher that had to deal. To sir, with love, british film drama, released in 1967, that was especially noted for sidney poitiers powerful performance. While it wasnt named in the movie, the book explains what was burning in. Unable to find work as an engineer, poitier accepts a teaching post in londons east end slums. See the full list of to sir, with love cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough london east end school. Also, when you hear the same song playing during the museum scene was very effective. For this first time the timeless original classic film and its 1995 sequel are paired together in this special 2dvd collection to sir with love 1967 is a timeless sixties classic movie about an earnest teacher the exceptional sidney poitier who takes up a position in a tough school in londons east end to sir with love 1967 was adapted from the book by e. Burning tampon scene sidney poitier powerful actor youtube. Now the roles have been reversed and it is time for. It is a sequel to the 1967 british film, to sir, with love.1098 671 802 425 98 443 868 1613 553 699 253 374 736 975 1543 1002 1522 159 726 1127 192 1113 1207 1027 1356 56 230 952 1456 402 1076