Poitier is mesmerizing. Still the best "teaching in a rough school" film ever.
over 7 years
Better than expected. I can't believe this film is from 1966, its aged very well
To Sir, With Love is a 1967 British drama film starring Sidney Poitier that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. James Clavell both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by E. R. Braithwaite.
The film's title song "To Sir With Love", sung by Lulu, reached number one on the U.S. pop charts, and ultimately was Billboard magazine's #1 pop single for the year, 1967. The movie ranked number 27 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies.
A television movie sequel, To Sir, with Love II, was released in 1996.
As the movie opens, Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) is beginning his teaching position at the North Quay Secondary School in the tough East End of London. He comes from British Guiana via California, and holds a degree in Communication Engineering. He has applied unsuccessfully for numerous engineering positions throughout England, and is taking this job to make ends meet while he...