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Eleanore Griffin (screenplay)
Frances Gray Patton (novel)
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26 January 1956 (Portugal) See more »
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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)
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)
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)

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 ... 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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Robert Stack plays a character that is a much younger grade school student of teacher "Miss Dove" actress Jennifer Jones. This despite the fact they were both born the same year in real life.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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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
View of an America Long Gone, 24 December 2009
Author: beyondtheforest from United States

This wonderful film contains a warm, nostalgic look back at the life of an ailing school teacher. As time and her illness progresses, Miss Dove, best known to the small town as a rigid and stiff disciplinarian, realizes the positive effects she has had on the people around her, and their love for her. Never married, childless Miss Dove finds purpose and contentment in her duty -- to repay her father's debt and thereby avoid a scandal, by working as a teacher, instead of marrying the man she loved.

The film has especially fine direction, performances, and an intelligent, multi-layered script. While Miss Dove appears a one-dimensional, humorless snob at the beginning of the film, the many layers of her story and personality are revealed throughout the course of the film. By the end, you realize why everyone is so fond of her.

Thinking back over this film, I was struck by the image in my mind of an America that seems to no longer exist. Healthy, proud, and affluent small towns, the belief in following one's duty in life instead of whims, and the sense of personal responsibility among these characters are so unusual to see in a modern film -- or modern life. There was a scene in which Miss Dove helped a bank avoid closing, a selfless, altruistic act that seemed so different than anything that could have occurred in the recent banking crisis.

Growing up in the 1980s, I think I was seeing the last of this generation fade away. Perhaps I still am. I remember writing a fan letter to Jennifer Jones years ago. I loved her then as I still do. I never considered it odd that she did not reply. She was a symbol of the grace and dignity of a long gone era. Noticing that she just passed away, I can't help but feel she passed away with the unfortunate changing of our culture, to the violent, seedy, and irresponsible. But what an enduring, magical film legacy she left behind.

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