Educating Rita (1983)

Starring -Michael Caine & Julie Walters

The film that did for universities what Shirley Valentine would later do for holidays to Greece.

Drunken lecturer Michael Caine turns working class Julie Walters into an educated ‘woman of the world’ when she attends his English Literature classes. But is it really for the best?

The film was adapted from a play by Liverpudlian writer Willy Russell, and amateur stage productions have flourished ever since.

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