The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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Nine years after Jay Presson Allen's theatrical version of the Muriel Spark novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was adapted as a film with Maggie Smith in the title role, the property served as the basis for a seven-part British miniseries. Geraldine McEwan starred as Miss Jean Brodie, a highly unorthodox teacher in a 1930s Edinburgh private girl's school. Surrounded by adoring students, Miss Brodie did her best to instill the values of her pet political movement, Fascism, in the hearts of her "gels." Though the ...
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Overview

Nine years after Jay Presson Allen's theatrical version of the Muriel Spark novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was adapted as a film with Maggie Smith in the title role, the property served as the basis for a seven-part British miniseries. Geraldine McEwan starred as Miss Jean Brodie, a highly unorthodox teacher in a 1930s Edinburgh private girl's school. Surrounded by adoring students, Miss Brodie did her best to instill the values of her pet political movement, Fascism, in the hearts of her "gels." Though the heroine was successful in countermanding the orders of her stern and fervently anti-fascist headmistress, she was finally defeated by the sly machinations of one of her students, who mounted a campaign to woo Miss Jean's beau away from her. In the end, Miss Jean's political fervor caused nothing but heartache and tragedy for everyone in her orbit. The TV version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was shown via the ITV's Scottish Television service in 1978.
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Special Features

Muriel Spark on Jean Brodie (2 min.)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • UPC: 054961891092
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 6:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,021

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geraldine McEwan Jean Brodie
Lucinda Bateson
Ann Mitchell
Maxine Gordon
Lynsey Baxter
Tracey Childs
Technical Credits
Christopher Hodson Director
Jay Presson Allen Teleplay
Richard Bates Producer
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 1-3
1. Chapter 1 [7:35]
2. Chapter 2 [10:22]
3. Chapter 3 [6:24]
4. Chapter 4 [9:02]
5. Chapter 5 [10:59]
6. Chapter 6 [5:46]
1. Chapter 1 [7:35]
2. Chapter 2 [10:22]
3. Chapter 3 [6:24]
4. Chapter 4 [9:02]
5. Chapter 5 [10:59]
6. Chapter 6 [5:46]
1. Chapter 1 [7:45]
2. Chapter 2 [11:48]
3. Chapter 3 [7:43]
4. Chapter 4 [8:19]
5. Chapter 5 [10:28]
6. Chapter 6 [8:20]
Disc #2 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 4-5
1. Chapter 1 [6:29]
2. Chapter 2 [9:51]
3. Chapter 3 [7:03]
4. Chapter 4 [9:27]
5. Chapter 5 [9:22]
6. Chapter 6 [9:52]
1. Chapter 1 [9:46]
2. Chapter 2 [9:34]
3. Chapter 3 [8:32]
4. Chapter 4 [7:50]
5. Chapter 5 [7:38]
6. Chapter 6 [8:22]
Disc #3 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 6-7
1. Chapter 1 [10:06]
2. Chapter 2 [10:21]
3. Chapter 3 [6:36]
4. Chapter 4 [8:13]
5. Chapter 5 [8:18]
6. Chapter 6 [10:04]
1. Chapter 1 [8:50]
2. Chapter 2 [8:11]
3. Chapter 3 [8:50]
4. Chapter 4 [8:03]
5. Chapter 5 [7:53]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 1-3
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      Episode 1
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Disc #2 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 4-5
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      Episode 5
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Disc #3 -- Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Episodes 6-7
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      Episode 6
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