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Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 26 January 1956 (Portugal)
After her admission to the hospital, town-famous stern teacher Miss Dove nostalgically reminisces about her youth and about the pupils she taught over the years.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Eleanore Griffin (screenplay), Frances Gray Patton (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

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 Kelly

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Trivia

Medical ethics have changed considerably since this movie was made in 1955. Mr Porter enters Miss Dove's room offering to fly her to any hospital she wishes for the operation. This means Dr Baker told him of her condition before telling Miss Dove. In the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Of 1996 (HIPAA), this would never have happened. HIPAA restricts access to a patient's medical information. In 2019, Dr Baker would require permission from Miss Dove to inform anyone else of her condition. See more »

Goofs

The principal mixes his sports metaphors. When Miss Dove goes into the hospital, he tells the students their "quarterback" is sick, and he will be "calling the plays," both football metaphors. But the he tells them to "keep on pitching," which is a baseball metaphor. See more »

Quotes

Billie Jean: Now, we'll take our clothes off and we'll feel more comfortable.
Miss Dove: The pronoun "we" is misleading unless you propose to take off your clothes too.
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A touching movie about a dedicated teacher
7 February 2004 | by filmsfan38See all my reviews

I can't understand why this movie was never put on DVD or at least video. I haven't even seen it on the TV for years, but I have seen it a couple of times years ago. It is a touching story about a dedicated schoolteacher with a passion for teaching. Miss Dove is played by Jennifer Jones. A young Robert Stack is in the movie and there are some very touching moments.

Too bad it wasn't on DVD. If you see it listed on TV. jump at the chance to watch it if you like classics, because this is one good classic. Keep a hanky handy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

26 January 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,470,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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