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To Sir, with Love Overview:

To Sir, with Love (1967) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by James Clavell and produced by James Clavell and John R. Sloan.

The film was based on the autobiographical novel of the same name written by E. R. Braithwaite at the autobiographical 1959.


An out-of-work engineer, Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier), turns to teaching in London's East End until he can find an engineering job. As a novice teacher, Thackeray must deal with a rowdy bunch of undisciplined 'working class' students who try to break his spirit at every turn. But Thackeray perseveres and meets the challenge by trying a different teaching approach -- treating the 'kids' as young adults who will soon enter the work force where they must stand or fall on their own. Upon finally being offered an engineering job at the end of the semester, Thackeray must make a profound and life-altering decision...


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The British Invaders Blogathon: To Sir, With Love

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 1, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

And my British Invaders Blogathon Pick is… To Sir, With Love… ?But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume? It isn’t easy, but I’ll try…” Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved this film… In fact, it was one of the few fil... Read full article


By Rick29 on Nov 11, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

During my formative teenage years, I developed a fondness for the British cinema of the mid-to-late 1960s. These films spanned several genres: the serious spy film (The Deadly Affair); social satire (Nothing But the Best); quirky thriller (Bunny Lake Is Missing); and pop culture comedy (Georgy Girl)... Read full article

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Quotes from

Barbara Pegg: Who does he think he is there? Cheeky devil.

Pamela Dare: Sir, would you dance with me tonight?
Mark Thackeray: Of course, but nothing too fast. I'm getting much too old for that sort of thing Miss Dare.
Pamela Dare: We'll make it something special, promise?
Mark Thackeray: Promise.
Pamela Dare: Sir, would you call me Pamela tonight?
Mark Thackeray: Yes... Pamela.

Denham: [to Pamela Dare] I know what's bothering you! You fancy him!

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Facts about

The film was held from release for more than a year until Columbia Pictures decided to open it in Westwood, California in the summer of 1967 where it really broke through.
The first movie role for Patricia Routledge.
Avis Bunnage had a small role that was removed in editing.
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