To Sir, With Love

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Time Out says

A British Blackboard Jungle that bears no resemblance to school life as we know it. The kids try hard, but apart from Lulu (an impressive feature debut) are very unconvincing, and the hoodlums' miraculous reformation a week before the end of term (thanks to teacher Sidney Poitier) is laughable. Incessant Cockney street market vignettes and shots of London buses seem to suggest that it was all primarily intended for American consumption anyway.
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Release details

UK release:

1966

Duration:

105 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

James Clavell

Cast:

Faith Brook, Lulu, Suzy Kendall, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Sidney Poitier, Geoffrey Bayldon

Music:

Ron Grainer

Art Director:

Tony Woollard

Editor:

Peter Thornton

Cinematography:

Paul Beeson

Screenwriter:

James Clavell

Producer:

James Clavell

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Ham

How To Sir With Love can be unrealistic if it is based greatly on a true story.? The film is identical to the book authors real experiences. Sir treats them as adults and demands the same respect. Notice the other teachers called the students "children" and "kids" Sir had an understanding of why the kids behaved badly when others didn't care about them and just labeled them as bad. It was difficult for him, but he finally got through to them It is realistic.

Ham

How To Sir With Love can be unrealistic if it is based greatly on a true story.? The film is identical to the book authors real experiences. Sir treats them as adults and demands the same respect. Notice the other teachers called the students "children" and "kids" Sir had an understanding of why the kids behaved badly when others didn't care about them and just labeled them as bad. It was difficult for him, but he finally got through to them It is realistic.

JR

A very enjoyable and entertaining film. Set in post war London during a period of reconstruction, rebuilding, and social revolution with a generous splash of teen rebellion. This movie reflects very much what was going on in the rest of the world. Social revolution and change were in the air. I was there. Music was drastically morphing and young teen styles of clothing were changing radically. Revolution was just emerging in education also, though this movie exaggerates it to a degree. It plays out the trials and triumphs of both teacher and students. Lulu, Judy Geeson, and Patricia Rutledge (Keeping UP Appearances) turn wonderful performances. The slideshow was a good, but unconventional, way of covering ground that had to be shown - but where playing it out would have been unpractical. The market scenes illustrate SIR becoming part of the community which was a necessary step to showing him making the decision not to leave the school at the end of term for another job. And like all good teachers, he remains while the students leave and are replaced only for him to begin again.

JR

A very enjoyable and entertaining film. Set in post war London during a period of reconstruction, rebuilding, and social revolution with a generous splash of teen rebellion. This movie reflects very much what was going on in the rest of the world. Social revolution and change were in the air. I was there. Music was drastically morphing and young teen styles of clothing were changing radically. Revolution was just emerging in education also, though this movie exaggerates it to a degree. It plays out the trials and triumphs of both teacher and students. Lulu, Judy Geeson, and Patricia Rutledge (Keeping UP Appearances) turn wonderful performances. The slideshow was a good, but unconventional, way of covering ground that had to be shown - but where playing it out would have been unpractical. The market scenes illustrate SIR becoming part of the community which was a necessary step to showing him making the decision not to leave the school at the end of term for another job. And like all good teachers, he remains while the students leave and are replaced only for him to begin again.