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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.


Henry Koster


Eleanore Griffin (screenplay), Frances Gray Patton (novel)




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


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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Robert Stack and Jerry Paris would appear together in "The Untouchables" from 1959-60 and from 1961-66 Jerry Paris and Richard Deacon would appear in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" together. See more »


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 »


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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Featured in Biography: Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) See more »

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for MY for school teachers
20 October 2014 | by WorthlessKnowledgeSee all my reviews

I now know that they were definitely the biggest and best influences on my life as a young man. I watched this movie in tears most of the time, and yet enjoyed it immensely. Now I'll buy it for my own children and grandchildren - simply because when they reach old age, they too should look back and realize just how important {a good teacher} was to your life.

A favorite moment - Miss Dove (referring to the town policeman, whom she -of course- had taught when he was a young student): "William Holloway started out with a gift rarer than mathematical genius or perfect pitch. A child in whom the ethical instinct was as innate as the function of breathing." A cop. He knew, he's always known - because of Miss Dove.

God Bless You teachers, each & every one of you. It truly is - a calling.

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English | Polish

Release Date:

26 January 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Miss Dove See more »


Box Office


$1,470,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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