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Eleanore Griffin (screenplay)
Frances Gray Patton (novel)
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Release Date:
26 January 1956 (Portugal) See more »
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Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Very Interesting idea; Mostly Believable; A Great Central Character See more (17 total) »


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Jennifer Jones ... Miss Dove

Robert Stack ... Dr. Tommy Baker

Kipp Hamilton ... Virginia Baker

Robert Douglas ... John Porter

Peggy Knudsen ... Billie Jean Green

Marshall Thompson ... Wilfred Banning Pendleton III

Chuck Connors ... Bill Holloway

Biff Elliot ... Reverend Alex Burnham

Jerry Paris ... Maurice Levine

Mary Wickes ... Miss Lorraine Ellwood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Andren ... Bank Secretary (uncredited)

Pamela Baird ... School Girl (uncredited)
Linda Bennett ... Margaret (uncredited)
Steven Benson ... Student (uncredited)
Linda Brace ... Jacqueline Wood (uncredited)

Leslie Bradley ... Alonso Dove (uncredited)
Janet Brandt ... Mrs. Levine (uncredited)
Tim Cagney ... Robert (uncredited)
Alfred Caiazza ... Maurice Levine - Child (uncredited)
Cheryl Callaway ... Annabell (uncredited)

Cindy Carol ... School Girl (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Teacher (uncredited)

Virginia Carroll ... Ann (uncredited)
Betty Caulfield ... Mother of Student (uncredited)

Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Rigsbee (uncredited)
Miles Clark ... School Boy (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Pallbearer for Mrs. Holloway (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ... Woman (uncredited)

Mina Cunard ... Mrs. Aldredge (uncredited)

Richard H. Cutting ... Joe (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Mr. Spivvy (uncredited)
Gary Diamond ... Harrison (uncredited)

Helen Dickson ... Townswoman at Bank (uncredited)
Nan Dolan ... Mrs. Wood (uncredited)
Ernest Dotson ... School Boy at Water Fountain (uncredited)
George Dunn ... Bert the Janitor (uncredited)
Mark Engel ... Marky (uncredited)

Paul Engle ... Alex Burnham - Age 9 (uncredited)

Stanley Fafara ... Fred Makepeace - Age 6 (uncredited)
Tiger Fafara ... Fred Makepeace - Age 12 (uncredited)

Eddie Firestone ... Fred Makepeace (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Mildred (uncredited)
Michael Gainey ... School Boy (uncredited)

Patty Ann Gerrity ... Vicki (uncredited)
Joanne Gilbert ... School Girl (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Mr. Prouty (uncredited)

Tim Haldeman ... School Boy (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Graduation (uncredited)
John Hensley ... Bill Holloway - Age 6 (uncredited)
John Hiestand ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Catherine Howard ... Nurse (uncredited)
William Hughes ... Man (uncredited)
Brian G. Hutton ... Student (uncredited)
Leonard Ingoldsby ... School Boy (uncredited)
Jean Inness ... Night Nurse (uncredited)
Tim Johnson ... Freshman (uncredited)

Nicolas Koster ... Student (uncredited)
Robert Lynn ... Dr. Hurley (uncredited)

Hank Mann ... Townsman at Bank (uncredited)
Ted Marc ... David Burnham (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Woman in Bank (uncredited)
Vivian Marshall ... Mrs. Meggs (uncredited)
Junius Matthews ... Mr. Pruitt (uncredited)

Sam McDaniel ... Townsman Outside Hospital (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ... Hearse Driver (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Graduation Attendee (uncredited)
Ken Osborne ... Brother (uncredited)

Ken Osmond ... Tommy Baker - Age 9 (uncredited)
Gary Pagett ... Bill Holloway - Age 12 (uncredited)
Vincent Perry ... School Principal (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Townsman at Bank (uncredited)

Maudie Prickett ... Miss Rice (uncredited)
Nancy Randall ... Fae Patricia (uncredited)
Tom Redd ... School Boy (uncredited)

Lydia Reed ... School Girl Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Cary Savage ... School Boy (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Teacher (uncredited)
Dick Stewart ... Dr. Adams Temple (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Faculty Member at Graduation (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Townsman Outside Hospital (uncredited)
Ann Tyrrell ... Mrs. Makepeace (uncredited)

Herb Vigran ... Police Sgt. Mitchell (uncredited)
Elmore Vincent ... Postman (uncredited)
Eleanore Vogel ... Woman (uncredited)
Bill Walker ... Henry (uncredited)
Charles Webster ... Husband Outside Hospital (uncredited)
Rebecca Welles ... Polly Burnham (uncredited)

Martha Wentworth ... Annie Holloway (uncredited)
Charles Wilcox ... Intern (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman at Bank (uncredited)

Than Wyenn ... Mr. Harry Levine (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
Writing credits
Eleanore Griffin (screenplay)

Frances Gray Patton (novel)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Mark-Lee Kirk 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Mary Wills 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
Morris Harmell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Kenneth Honnold .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Leppert .... sound editor (uncredited)
Gene Previdi .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... conductor
James Arkatov .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Israel Baker .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Frank Beach .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
John Clyman .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb .... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
David Crocov .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Joseph Eger .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Bert Gassman .... musician: oboe (uncredited)
Benny Gill .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Sinclair Lott .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Harper MacKay .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Peter Mercurio .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Abe Most .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Vito Mumolo .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Harry Schmidt .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Eudice Shapiro .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Shure .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Sushel .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Thomas .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Audley .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Cero Prosser .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #17686) | West Germany:12

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First shown on television during the first season of the NBC series "Saturday Night at the Movies", the first network series showing movies in prime time.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Levine and Makepeace are in the hospital room discussing their lunch at the club, Makepeace says he wants a steak. Levine (Jerry Paris) says he wants lobster on the side. Now, this character is an orthodox Jew. Orthodox Jews keep kosher dietary rules, and the rules forbid the consumption of shellfish. Big mistake,See more »
Billie Jean:You know Bill Holloway? Office Holloway I suppose I should refer to him.
Miss Dove:William was one of my pupils.
Billie Jean:Well I just thought you might like to know how he's got you up on a pedestal. He says that you're his ideal of "real genteel".
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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Very Interesting idea; Mostly Believable; A Great Central Character, 29 June 2005
Author: silverscreen888

Frances Gray Patton wrote this beloved novel of a small-town spinster. She is a determined woman, one who turned a wrecked life and an enormous family debt into a reason to teach generations of New England young people the virtues of going-through-the-pain to get the gain. The theme of this film is the positive effect of her rough-hewn self-assertiveness training on her students. Jennifer Jones plays the schoolteacher, from youth to old-age, and very winningly. The film was directed by veteran Henry Koster. Others in the very large and amiably charming cast include Robert Stack, fine actor Robert Douglas, Kipp Hamilton, charismatic Peggy Knudsen, Chuck Connors, Jerry Paris, Mary Wickes, Leslie Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Biff Elliott, Richard Deacon and many more. What happens in the story is that Miss Dove falls ill one day during class and has to be carried from her students and taken to the hospital. The town's generations, all taught by this remarkable woman, react; some come from far away or start stopping by the hospital for news; and this leads to a flashback of how her life's course was changed by her father's money problems and the desertion of her by her erstwhile suitor; how she then vowed to pay back every cent of her father's debt, though she was not personally responsible; and how she began teaching school and has gone on doing so. This intelligent, heart-warming and thought-provoking story has a climax in her medical crisis and a happy ending; it is not perhaps a great film, but Miss Dove is very probably a great character, and one many can learn from long after the film has ended. Every element here is well-crafted and contributes to a surprisingly entertaining and most-believable presentation. Music is by Leigh Harline, cinematography by Leon Shamroy with contributions by Lyle Wheeler and many others. Cool and beautiful, and as fascinating as is the lady herself

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