Original 1969 review of “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie”


Vincent Canby on “The Prime of Ms. Jean Brodie,” which plays September 11-17 at 7pm (click for larger image):

“[The film] will probably be underrated because it must seem smaller than the big, extraordinary performance that Maggie Smith gives in the title role.”

And here’s a bit more from Canby about Smith’s performance (he would have voted for her, if of course, he actually voted), pulled from a larger article about Oscar night (“Oscars—Tears and Toupees,” April 17, 1970). I left in the paragraph about John Wayne since we’ll be showing “True Grit” in our last week of 69.


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