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?
When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to ... See full summary »
With his life crumbling around him in a dingy holiday camp, middle-aged female impersonator, Sherry.Sheridan stays rooted in the past,but will his son Alan, and long-suffering wife Mary, stay with him?
When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.
A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the ... See full summary »
John Saunders is a teacher, just out of training college, who takes over a class of badly behaved children in an inner city school. The general rule amongst the other teachers is to enforce discipline with the cane, but Saunders has other ideas, but he has to fight against another teacher, who has a vicious streak.Written by
"Bryanston Films Ltd" recorded a financial loss when "Spare the Rod" was on general release in the U.K. See more »
The opening scene has a lollipop man holding up the traffic to allow children to cross the road however he stops and walks off as some children start to cross the road and the traffic almost runs into them, the lollipop man would not leave his post until all the children had crossed and the cars would not deliberately aim for the kids. See more »
[Jenkins enters Saunders' class and is angry at the pupils' behaviour]
Be quiet! Somebody gives you something interesting to do for once and you all behave like a pack of lunatics!
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Opening credits cast list ends with "and the Rest of Class II. See more »