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 ( 1978 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 11, 2022 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In the winter of 1978, Scottish Television, a branch of ITV, released The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a seven-part miniseries based on Muriel Spark's 1961 novella of the same name. The story centers on the life of Miss Jean Brodie ( Geraldine McEwan ), a Scottish schoolteacher, focusing primarily on ... Read full article


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


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Jean Brodie: The French have a genius for food, but I doubt French women will ever get the vote.


Jean Brodie: Ah, chrysanthemums. Such serviceable flowers.


Teddy Lloyd: Ah, the dangerous Miss Brodie!


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Last cinema film of Celia Johnson.
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 original Broadway production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Jay Presson Allen opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on January 16, 1968 and ran for 379 performances.
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