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CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT - TO SIR WITH LOVE - SIDNEY POITIER

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TO SIR, WITH LOVE

SIDNEY POITIER

To Sir, with Love is a 1967 British drama film starring Sidney Poitier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Poitier) that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_city) school. James Clavell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clavell) both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, based on the semi-autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Sir,_With_Love_(novel)) by E. R. Braithwaite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._R._Braithwaite).

The film's title song "To Sir With Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Sir_With_Love_(song))", sung by Lulu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lulu_(singer)), reached number one on the U.S. pop charts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_chart), and ultimately was Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_magazine) magazine's No. 1 pop single for the year 1967. The film grossed $42,432,803 at the box office in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States), yielding $19,100,000 in rentals, on a $640,000 budget making it the eighth highest grossing picture of 1967 in the US (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_in_film).