The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Overview:

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by James Cresson and Robert Fryer.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also The New Yorker Short Story; & Play written by Muriel Spark published in 1961 (novel); year n/a (magazine); Jan 16, 1968 - Dec 14, 1968 (play performed at Helen Hayes Theatre, NY).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Best ActressMaggie SmithWon
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

By Beatrice on Mar 30, 2020 From Flickers in Time

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Directed by Ronald Neame Written by Jay Presson Allen from a novel by Muriel Sparks 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/YouTube This study of delusion and comeuppance has held up very well over the years. The action takes place over several years in the mid-1930s. ?Miss ... Read full article


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ( 1969 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 8, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders and all of my girls are the cr?me de la cr?me" Miss Jean Brodie ( Maggie Smith ) has dedicated her life, the prime of her life, to her gairls, a class of impressionable students at Marcia Blain's School for Girls in Edinburgh. Forsooth, t... Read full article


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ( 1969 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 8, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders and all of my girls are the cr?me de la cr?me" Miss Jean Brodie ( Maggie Smith ) has dedicated her life, the prime of her life, to her gairls, a class of impressionable students at Marcia Blain's School for Girls in Edinburgh. Forsooth, t... Read full article


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ( 1969 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 8, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders and all of my girls are the cr?me de la cr?me" Miss Jean Brodie ( Maggie Smith ) has dedicated her life, the prime of her life, to her gairls, a class of impressionable students at Marcia Blain's School for Girls in Edinburgh. Forsooth, t... Read full article


When Literature Meets the Movies: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Rachel T on Mar 24, 2013 From Sunset Blvd

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is one of those movies I now realise I should have seen a long time ago. Like the girls of the film, I too attend an all-girls senior school in Edinburgh, Scotland. In fact, I believe the real ‘Jean Brodie’ taught at my school for quite some time. Moreover, ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jean Brodie: I am truly in my prime.


Teddy Lloyd: My church understands human imperfection and forgives it. Why can't you?
Jean Brodie: I am not interested in human imperfection! I am interested in beauty, in art, in truth!


Teddy Lloyd: [to Sandy] You're a clever little cat, aren't you?


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Facts about

According to director Ronald Neame, his own grandson posed on the potty as the baby for Teddy's family portrait.
Seventy-five girls were needed for the film, and about 500 showed when auditions were held in London. Faced with such an overwhelming number, the director's assistant separated the girls into more manageable groups of twenty. The director then asked each girl to giggle, and he made his selections based on how well the girls could do so.
The school desks had to be raised so that some of the girls wouldn't look as grown up as they really were. In fact, one of the girls was a twenty year old mother.
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