"To Sir, With Love" stars Sidney Poitier in a powerful, touching drama.
Sidney Poitier stars in "To Sir, With Love" as Mark Thackeray, an Black engineer who decides to
take a teaching position until he is able to get the engineering job that he wants. However, the class
that he is given is a group of rough students from the slums of London.
Nevertheless, Thackeray is able to connect with the students in a way like no one else ever wanted
to do or even attempted. The result is changed lives for everyone, including Thackeray himself.
British singer Lulu made "To Sir, With Love" even more famous because of her song "To Sir With Love."
Lulu stars in the movie as one of the students named Barbara "Babs" Pegg.
• "To Sir, With Love" is based on the novel of the same name by E. R. Brainwaite.
• "To Sir, With Love" was one of the biggest moneymaking films in 1967.
• The movie’s title song, “To Sir, With Love” sung by Lulu was a number one hit record. It was number
one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for five weeks and was the second biggest hit song in 1967. Lulu who
also stars in the movie, was a Scottish singer who was gaining popularity in Britain before
the movie "To Sir, With Love" was made.
• "To Sir, With Love" was filmed on location in London’s East End.
• "To Sir, With Love II" was a sequel to this movie that aired on television in 1996. This sequel
starred Sidney Poitier. Lulu and Judy Geeson, who were students in the first movie, make cameo
appearances in this one. "To Sir With Love II" has not been released on DVD.
• The music soundtrack for "To Sir With Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Original
Score Written for a Motion Picture.
"To Sir, With Love" Movie DVD
Buy "To Sir, With Love" on DVD
This is an excellent drama starring Sidney Poitier
as a teacher in a London school who decides to try
to teach them about life.
Lulu stars in this movie as one of the teenagers and
sings her famous song, "To Sir, With Love."
"To Sir, With Love" is available at Netflix. You can instantly watch it now or have it mailed to you at home.