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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Original title
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Running time
116 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Jay Presson Allen
Rod McKuen
Ted Moore
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20th Century Fox
Drama | Schools & University. 1930s
Synopsis / Plot
A liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school in the period between the two wars, instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art. Her affairs with two male teachers become known and she finds herself fighting to keep her job. She believes that she can always count on the 100% support of her favourite pupils, but one of them does not feel that Miss Jean Brodie is in her "prime" any more. No longer swayed by her teacher's eloquence, she begins to learn about life and love herself.
1969: Oscar: Best Actress (Maggie Smith). 2 Nominations
1969: Golden Globes: Best Song in a Motion Picture. 3 Nominations
1969: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1969: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Smith) and Supporting Actress (Johnson). 3 Nominations
1969: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Smith)
1969: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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