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

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

Mark Thackeray: If you must play these filthy games, then do them in your homes -- and not in my classroom!

Pamela Dare: [reading from her school book] And he had learned to love, I know not why, for this in such as him seemed strange of mood. But thus it was and though in solitude's small part the nipped affections have to grow, in him this glowed when all beside had ceased to glow.

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The South African Publications Control Board banned this film, claiming that it was "offensive to see a Black male teaching a class of white children".
The London bus that appears in several sequences at the start of the film, LLU 829, and in some later sequences, still survives today as a preserved vintage vehicle, and can be seen at the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, England.
The first movie role for Michael Des Barres.
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