The Marva Collins Story (1981)
Movie: The Marva Collins Story
- Director: Peter Levin
- Stars: Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Roderick Wimberly, Mashaune Hardy, Brett Bouldin, Samuel Muhammad Jr., Dianne Kirksey, Steven Williams, Frankie Hill, Charlie Brown, Marsha Warfield, Ce Ce Thompson, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Mike Genovese, Kelly Crosby
- Release Date: December 01, 1981
- Run Time: 100 min
- Genre: Biography, Drama
In this touching story, a dedicated African-American teacher in an inner-city school in the midwestern United States facing tough odds helps ghetto children to succeed. Meanwhile, she faces an adversarial colleague and a principal who disapproves of her teaching methods. To top it off, some naughty youth regularly mess up the classroom after school to tick the teacher off. We watch as Tyson's character, Marva Collins, manages it all and keeps up both a personal life and her looks.