July 6, 2004
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 116 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
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.
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.
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).
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