Interesting to compare this movie with IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG (1956).....
Grammar v Secondary Modern
Spare the Rod
New teacher Max Bygraves arrives at a tough East London school to find that his modern education methods are not welcome. Sadistic master Geoffrey Keen grabs the rod and thrashes pupils at the slightest sight of trouble, supported by hesitant Headmaster Donald Pleaseance. Bygraves eventually makes good progress with the pupils but is fired after a school riot caused by Keen's brutality.
Also starring a young Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back) and Richard O'Sullivan (Dick Turpin, Man About the House).
Features extensive booklet notes.
Picture Restored by BBC Post Production.
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