THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
1969 - Drama/Comedy/Romance - Great Britain - 116mins
Directed by Ronald Neame
Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Pamela Franklin, Robert Stephens
It is the thirties and Jean Brodie, a teacher in her prime, takes in her new class at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland. She gathers her girls around, clearly picks her favorites and lets them know that they are the "crème de la crème." While she is ostensibly their teacher, tasked with teaching them history and literature, she instead teaches them of life, or so she thinks.
Maggie Smith won the 1970 Oscar® for Best Actress.
"Maggie Smith's tour-de-force performance as a school-teacher slipping into spinsterhood is one of several notable achievements in this sentimental and macabre personal tragedy." -Variety