Why Shoot the Teacher?

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Why Shoot the Teacher?

isolation canadian great depression prairie teacher schoolhouse

Why Shoot the Teacher?

Release Date: June 23, 1977

Year    :   1977
Slogan    :   «"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to someone else!"»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   Lancer Productions Limited, Fraser Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Famous Players
Director    :   Silvio Narizzano
Producers    :   
Writers    :   James Defelice, Max Braithwaite
RunTime    :   100 mins.
Budget    :   81

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 a 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.

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