Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness. One day during class, Miss Dove experiences great pain in her back, but continues with the class. After class she asks one of her students who is staying after class to get a doctor. Thomas, a doctor, and a former student of her's takes her to the hospital and hospitalizes her. While in the hospital her former students rally around her causing Miss Dove to reflect on her past.Written by
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 »
After undergoing "prolonged" major surgery, Miss Dove awakens in her room, not in post-op, and no IVs are present. During the surgery, Miss Dove is said to need blood "and lots of it." Apparently, there is no blood bank and only two potential donors standing by to give blood (four pints max). See more »
Dr. Tommy Baker:
Miss Dove, the terrible Miss Dove. Without her, there'd have been no Thomas Baker, no beautiful Mrs Baker, no little Whoozit Baker.
What did she have to do with it?
Dr. Tommy Baker:
That time in the South Pacific, when my ship was bombed. Floating for days in that raft, no food, no water. She was right there with me all the time. Giving me the same fishy stare she used to give me back in the geography room when I needed a drink of water. So to make my supply hold out, I pretended I was back in old Cedar Grove. ...
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This is a typically safe 50s film from a more safer world than we have today.It is unashamedly nostalgic as Miss Doves life is recalled in flashbacks. However I can,t help feeling that it is a 2nd hand Goodbye Mr Chips which was magnificently portrayed by Robert Donat. It even steals the punchline from the end of Mr chips about never having had children. Having said that it is comfortable Sunday afternoon viewing with a few strong moments.
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