To Sir, With Love

Respect.

Sidney Poitier’s schoolroom leader teaches it, and earns it back, in a story about the impact of one good man on a pack of troubled students.

An immigrant to Britain, his character is supposed to be an engineer, but ends up accepting a temporary teaching position while waiting for a job offer to develop.

Once inside the classroom, he butts heads with rough ‘n rowdy locals, including Lulu, whose performance of the title track resulted in the best-selling single of ’67.

Is the movie a bit sappy?

Sure, but who says sentimental has to be a bad word?

 

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