The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Closed Capationed Starring: Maggie Smith Director: Ronald Neame  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Director Ronald Neame and Actress Pamela Franklin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Languages: English, French & Spanish
  • Subtitles in English and Spanish
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono - French
    • Mono - Spanish
    • Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Ronald Neame - Director, Pamela Franklin - Star
    • Trailers:
      1. Trailer
      2. Teaser Trailer
      3. "Fox Studio Classics"
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Still Gallery

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Story by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1969 - Best Actress: Maggie Smith

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 12/13/1996
"...All the performances are splendid in this adaptation of the stage hit..."
Premiere - 07/01/2004
"Smith won an Oscar for the role, and it was well-deserved."

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An inspiration to the young girls she teaches and a challenge to the 1932 Edinburgh school who retains her services, Jean Brodie (Smith) espouses her wisdom on art and music, defends fascism, and otherwise encourages fiercely independent thinking in her students. As she engages in ongoing battles with the school's rigid heads and bewilders two men in love with her, Miss Brodie also faces the biggest trial of her life when her career and livelihood become threatened.

Product Description:

An inspirational, controversial teacher at an exclusive girls school in Scotland in the 1930s finds her unorthodox methods get her into hot water with both her students and the school administration. Based on Jay Presson Allen's play of Muriel Spark's novel. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song ("Jean"). Academy Awards: Best Actress--Maggie Smith.

Plot Synopsis:

Adaptation of Muriel Spark's novel and Jay Presson Allen's stage play, about Jean Brodie, a flamboyant, unconventional school teacher in 1930's Edinburgh, Scotland, who flies in the face of the ultra-conservativism of the head mistress and Board of Governors at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, as she tries to instill in her pupils the truth and beauty in art, history, literature, and sensuality.

Plot Keywords:

Campus Life | Character Study | Recommended | Stage Play | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by DeLuxe; shot on location in Edinburgh and Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Bucks, England.
  • Additional cast: Shirley Steedman (Monica), Diane Grayson (Jenny), Isla Cameron (Miss McKenzie), Molly Weir (Miss Allison Kerr), and Helena Gloag (Miss Kerr).
  • Additional credits: Arthur Greenslade (music arranger & conductor) and Pamela Cornell (set dresser).
  • Produced on stage in Great Britain by Donald Albery and on Broadway by Robert Whitehead (in association with Robert W. Dowling).
  • Copyright 1968 Twentieth Century Fox Productions, Ltd.

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