Jean Brodie: Miss Mackay, since you were first appointed headmistress of Marcia Blain, you have done nothing but try to dismiss me from the teaching staff. You have tried every feeble excuse, even

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Jean Brodie:
Miss Mackay, since you were first appointed headmistress of Marcia Blain, you have done nothing but try to dismiss me from the teaching staff. You have tried every feeble excuse, even that of immorality, and failed. Now you are accusing me of preaching politics to my pupils. Such a continuous personal vendetta is hardly conducive to the dignity of your position.
Miss Mackay:
Miss Brodie, I don't think you quite understand. Let me make the situation perfectly clear. It is not I, but the board of governors, who have pursued this investigation to its conclusion. And it is the board of governors who, after having given due consideration to the grave charges laid against you, have given instructions that you leave this school immediately, and that your classes be taken over tomorrow morning by another teacher. The board have asked me to convey to you the fact that your salary will be paid in full until the end of the term which, in the circumstances, is more than generous. Miss Brodie, there is nothing more to be said
Jean Brodie:
I shall not accept the board's action. I shall petition. I shall put the question before the public, before the parents, and the student body. You will find, Miss Mackay, that I have the loyalty of my girls!
Miss Mackay:
[Smirking]
Do you, Miss Brodie?

Transcript:
Miss Mackay...
since you were first appointed
headmistress of Marcia Blaine...
you have done nothing but try
to dismiss me from the teaching staff.
You have tried
every feeble excuse...
even that of immorality,
and failed.
Now you are accusing me
of preaching politics to my pupils.
Such a continuous
personal vendetta...
is hardly conducive
to the dignity of your position.
Miss Brodie, I don't think
you quite understand.
Let me make the situation
perfectly clear.
It is not I,
but the board of governors...
who have pursued this investigation
to its conclusion.
And it is
the board of governors who...
after having given due consideration
to the grave charges laid against you...
have given instructions that you leave
this school immediately...
and that your classes be taken over
tomorrow morning by another teacher.
The board have asked me
to convey to you the fact that...
your salary will be paid in full
until the end of the term...
which, in the circumstances,
is more than generous.
Miss Brodie,
there is nothing more to be said.
I shall not accept
the board's action.
I shall petition. I shall put
the question before the public...
before the parents
and the student body.
You will find, Miss Mackay,
that I have the loyalty of my girls.
Do you, Miss Brodie?
For they are
jolly good fellows
For they are
jolly good fellows
For they are
jolly good fellows
Which nobody can deny.
Come, now, Lowther, give us a song.!
Why, Miss Brodie,
aren't you coming to the common room?
- Common room?
- The celebration honoring
Miss Lockhart and Mr. Lowther.
My love is like
a red, red rose
Aren't you coming,
Miss Brodie?
I'll--
I'll be there shortly.
In June
Oh, my love
is like a melody
That's sweetly
played in tune
As fair art thou
my bonny lass
So deep in love am I
And I will love
thee still, my dear
Sandy.
Sandy.
I believe, Sandy--
I believe
I am past my prime.
I had reckoned
on my prime lasting...
till I was
at least... 50.
Are you listening,
Sandy?
I'm listening,
Miss Brodie.
I have been dismissed
from Marcia Blaine.
I am accused of teaching
treason and sedition to my students.
I am being transported
for radicalism...
like Thomas Muir
of Huntershill.
But if Miss Mackay
and her conspirators...
expect that I shall meekly lay my head
on their chopping block...
- they're in for a wee surprise.
- What will you do?

Clip duration: 233 seconds
Views: 22
Timestamp in movie: 01:40:48
Uploaded: 22 September, 2021
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Summary: An eccentric Scottish schoolteacher's extravagantly romantic ideas about life--and love--overly impress her young pupils and bring her into conflict with her school's conservative headmistre... Read all


Actors

Jean Brodie - Maggie Smith
Miss Mackay - Celia Johnson