Charles Wills returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led there after it was liberated. He worked then for "Stars and Stripes" when he met both Marion and Helen Ellswirth. He soon ... See full summary »
Spinster septuagenarian Ella Bishop, on the brink of retirement from her fifty-two year career as the freshman English teacher at small town Midwestern University, her alma mater, wants to look toward the future, but can't help reflect upon her past, what brought her to this point. Although she always wanted to be a teacher and was both surprised and ecstatic when her mentor, Midwestern's then President James Corcoran, offered her the English teacher opening upon graduation, she only saw it as one short phase of her life until she got married and had a family, unlike her younger cousin, Amy Saunders, who solely needed romance and love to feel fulfilled. She thinks about the two men with who she was mutually in love and would have married if she could have if it not for one circumstance or another, and the one man whose love for her was and is unrequited, at least in the romantic sense, but who was and has always been there for her. Although never haven given birth to a child of her ...Written by
One of the year's most inspired pictures...a warm, glowing story of real American people...their gayety and laughter, the dreams and desires, their problems, their loves...all the poignant romance and exciting drama of living...manifold elements that make up the very fabric of American life...brilliantly combined in a great film. See more »
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 »
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
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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