• The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

PG |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls' school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school's headmistress, Miss Mackey (Celia Johnson), and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behavior towards her favorite students becomes increasingly manipulative.

Cast: Maggie Smith, Pamela Franklin, Robert Stephens, Gordon Jackson, Celia Johnson, Diane Grayson, Jane Carr, Shirley Steedman

Director: Ronald Neame

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: School, Charming, 1930s, Passionate, Growing up, Love, Emotional


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Actress
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama