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Spare the Rod (1961)

Not Rated
93 min | Drama

It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?
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Writers
John Cresswell (screenplay) | Michael Croft (based on the book by)
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Updated May 23, 1961

Release date
Jun 18, 1961 (United Kingdom)

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21 cast members
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Max Bygraves
John Saunders John Saunders   See fewer
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Donald Pleasence
Mr. Jenkins Mr. Jenkins   See fewer
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Geoffrey Keen
Arthur Gregory Arthur Gregory   See fewer
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Betty McDowall
Ann Collins Ann Collins   See fewer
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Peter Reynolds
Alec Murray Alec Murray   See fewer
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Jean Anderson
Mrs. Pond Mrs. Pond   See fewer
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Eleanor Summerfield
Mrs. Harkness Mrs. Harkness   See fewer
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Mary Merrall
Miss Fogg Miss Fogg   See fewer
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Richard O'Sullivan
Fred Harkness Fred Harkness   See fewer
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Claire Marshall
Margaret (as Diane Marshall) Margaret (as Diane Marshall)   See fewer
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June Archer
Gladys Weekes (uncredited) Gladys Weekes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Craze
Thatcher (uncredited) Thatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Hammond
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Rory MacDermot
Mr. Richards (uncredited) Mr. Richards (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julia Nelson
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
Drunken Father (uncredited) Drunken Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Annette Robertson
Doris (uncredited) Doris (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tatham
Police Constable (uncredited) Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephanie Watts
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Aubrey Woods
Mr. Bickerstaff (uncredited) Mr. Bickerstaff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.6 / 10 | 189 votes