Why Shoot the Teacher? Trailer

Why Shoot the Teacher? Trailer (1977)

""Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to someone else!"" 23 June 1977 Drama, Comedy 100 mins

It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is harsher than he's ever experienced, he's living in the basement of the school, the older of his students treat him poorly and his wages are paltry if and when he ever does get paid. He also feels physically and emotionally isolated. There, he bonds primarily with two townsfolk. Harris Montgomery sees Max as an obvious choice to espouse the politics of socialism. And Alice Field sees in Max a person like herself: being a British war bride, she is an alien in a harsh environment. Alice is in an unsatisfying marriage and turns to Max for emotional support. As Max goes through his first year in Willowgreen, he learns to understand life in a rural prairie town, both from the viewpoint of his students and for his own benefit.

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Cast

Bud Cort

as Max Brown

Samantha Eggar

as Alice Field

Chris Wiggins

as Lyle Bishop

Gary Reineke

as Harris Montgomery

John Friesen

as Dave McDougall

Michael J. Reynolds

as Burt Fields

Kenneth Griffith

as Inspector Woods

Scott Swan

as Dan Trowbridge

Merrilyn Gann

as Sheila Barnes

Norma West

as Mrs. Bishop

Crew

International Releases Dates

Canada 23 June 1977

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