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Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | | Drama | 21 February 1941 (USA)
Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

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President Corcoran
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Chris Jensen
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. Bishop
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John Stevens
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Amy Saunders
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Delbert Thompson
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Hope Thompson
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Richard Clark (as Ralph Bowman)
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Gretchen Clark
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Minna Fields
Knox Manning ...
Anton Radcheck
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'Snapper' MacRae
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Professor Carter
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In old age, Miss Bishop reminisces about her life. A dedicated teacher, she spent her whole life teaching at Midwestern College. She never married when her first love married her cousin and another could not get a divorce from his wife. When her cousin dies giving birth, she raises the girl as if she were her own daughter and names her Hope. Throughout her life, she proved to be an inspiration to many students, many of whom move on to great things. On her retirement, many of her students return to say farewell. Written by garykmcd

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21 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Dueña de su destino  »

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When this film made its New York City television debut 7 August 1947 on WABD, the film distributor was paid $150; its next telecast, 1 June 1948 on WNBT, cost them $400; its 20 August 1948 telecast on WPIX went for $200; for its next showing 25 November 1948 on WJZ, the price went up to $800; it surfaced again 30 August 1949 on WABD costing them only $250, probably because it had already been telecast four times previously, and its next resurrection 6 March 1950 on WCBS went for $325. See more »

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James Corcoran, Midwestern U. President: [addresses registering students] I know some of you have walked miles to get here, and that everyday for four years you'll have to walk those miles; through rain, sleet and snow. But I know this: the end will pay you for those hardships; because the end is wisdom. Wisdom is first cousin to freedom, and freedom is the glory of our nation - and our people. Let us pray: almighty and most merciful God; here on free land, under free air, we have tried to build a house for wisdom, free to all. Look ...
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Three Cheers for Miss Bishop
16 July 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie for the first time today. Martha Scott did a superb job playing a mid-western teacher who put her career and love for people above her own personal happiness. I really enjoyed this sentimental piece. The supporting cast was excellent too.


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