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Her Twelve Men (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 11 August 1954 (USA)
An inexperienced female teacher is hired at a private elite school for boys where she raises a few eyebrows among the all-male faculty.

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Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Louise Baker (story), William Roberts | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greer Garson ... Jan Stewart
Robert Ryan ... Joe Hargrave
Barry Sullivan ... Richard Y. Oliver, Sr.
Richard Haydn ... Dr. Avord Barrett
Barbara Lawrence ... Barbara Dunning
James Arness ... Ralph Munsey
Rex Thompson ... Homer Curtis
Tim Considine ... Richard Y. Oliver, Jr.
David Stollery ... Jeff Carlin
Frances Bergen ... Sylvia Carlin
Ian Wolfe ... Roger Frane
Donald MacDonald ... Bobby Lennox
Dale Hartleben Dale Hartleben ... Kevin Ellison Clark III
Ivan Triesault ... Erik Haldeman
Stuffy Singer Stuffy Singer ... James Tracy 'Jimmy' Travers
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Storyline

Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the lower school, who has misgivings about Jan's inexperience. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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The most unusual picture of her career! In Gorgeous Color

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Baker's Dozen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,534,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$817,000, 31 December 1954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,418,000, 31 December 1954
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor) (negative)| Color (Technicolor) (prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This film failed at the box-office, resulting in a loss for MGM of one hundred sixteen thousand dollars (over one million dollars in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

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Referenced in A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954) See more »

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Sentimental, predictable story for Garson's last film at MGM...
9 September 2002 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

GREER GARSON's long career at MGM came to an end in a sentimental tale about a new teacher at an all boys school who triumphs over inexperience and falls in love too. A slim tale for Garson with Robert Ryan and Barry Sullivan hovering in the background as possible suitors, it is strictly formula stuff and worth watching only if you're an ardent fan of Greer Garson. It strives to be no more than a modest programmer.

It's almost quaint to see how "rambunctious" the boys are by today's standards, so mild is their behavior. Richard Haydn as the school's headmaster is effective and the boys are competent enough child actors, but it all has the feeling of having been done before.

As I say in my article on Greer Garson due to appear in FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE: "At a time when she could have used a different kind of role to broaden her appeal, Garson let herself be cast in the sort of vehicle that had an all too familiar ring to it."

Of interest to fans of James Arness, he has a brief role as a physical ed coach at a time when he had not yet emerged as a TV western star.


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