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Narrator John Nesbitt laments the disappearance of the rural one-room schoolhouse in America. He reminisces about his own days as a student in such a school and how his teacher, Miss Turlock, influenced so many students. Many of them reunite at the school on Miss Turlock's last day, when the school was closed in 1940. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
Very well made but perhaps a bit too sentimental and simple.
This short can be found as an extra on the DVD for the Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams film "Fiesta".
This Oscar-winning short is from MGM's 'Passing Times' series by John Nesbitt. These films tend to look back fondly at the 'good 'ol days'--with very a idealized view of America.
In this installment, the narrator (Nesbitt) talks glowingly about life in the one-room schoolhouse. It also focuses on Miss Turlock--the teacher in this school. It's all very sentimental and very well made. Though, I must admit, also very slight and overly idealized--making the one-room schoolhouse seem like the best darn form of education ever created.
By the way, watch the spitball on the blackboard. It will appear and disappear and appear again due to some continuity problems.
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