Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who decides to try his hand at teaching, only to be faced with a class full of unruly teens (including Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and Lulu) intent on breaking his spirit.
But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults. When offered an engineering job, Thackeray must decide where his future lies.
Beautifully presented by Indicator, this 2K restoration is packed with extras and limited to 3000 copies.
Audio commentary with Judy Geeson and film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
Audio commentary with novelist E.R. Braithwaite and author/teacher Salome Thomas-El
Those Schoolboy Days (2016, 24 mins): new interview with actor Christian Roberts
Look and Learn (2016, 11 mins): new interview with art director Tony Woollard
E.R. Braithwaite: In His Own Words (2011, 24 mins): the writer discusses his life and work
Lulu and the B-Side (2011, 5 mins): interview with the acclaimed singer
Miniskirts, Blue Jeans and Pop Music! (15 mins): a look at the swinging sixties
To Sidney With Love (2011, 5 mins): agent Marty Baum on Sidney Poitier
Principal El: He Chose to Stay (2011, 11 mins): interview with teacher and author Salome Thomas-El
Isolated score: experience Ron Grainer’s original soundtrack music
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 16-page booklet with a new essay by the BFI’s Tega Okiti