14 user

Our Miss Brooks (1956)

Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »


Al Lewis


Al Lewis (screen play by), Joseph Quillan (screen play by) | 1 more credit »

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Youthful tough Johnny Stone has fallen under the influence of petty crook Frank Wilson, who involves him and robbery and murder using his sister's boyfriend's stolen gun.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Billy Halop
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce
Comedy | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason
Roughshod (1949)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wrangler Clay Phillips and his younger brother Steve are taking horses to their ranch near Sonora when they come across four dance hall girls heading the same way with a wrecked buggy. One ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Robert Sterling, Gloria Grahame, Claude Jarman Jr.
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners
So Big (1953)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Assistant District Attorney Stephen Forbes, an impressive orator with a long list of convictions, resigns when an innocent boy is convicted and the real murderer confesses too late. He ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: George Brent, Virginia Bruce, Brenda Marshall
Bedlam (1946)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore
Rain (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prostitute newly arrived in the South Pacific finds herself at odds with a stern missionary determined to save her soul.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Fred Howard
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane are engaged to find who is stealing rare books from a private library.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Reginald Owen


Complete credited cast:
Eve Arden ... Connie Brooks
Gale Gordon ... Osgood Conklin
Don Porter ... Lawrence Nolan
Robert Rockwell ... Phil Boynton
Jane Morgan ... Mrs. Margaret Davis
Richard Crenna ... Walter Denton
Nick Adams ... Gary Nolan
Leonard Smith Leonard Smith ... Stretch Snodgrass
Gloria McMillan Gloria McMillan ... Harriet Conklin (as Gloria MacMillan)
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Stone (as Joe Kearns)
William Newell William Newell ... Dr. Henley
Philip Van Zandt ... Mr. Webster


Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher Boynton. Written by TV

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


ON THE BIG THEATRE SCREEN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »









Release Date:

24 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lute Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The only film made by Lute Productions, which was jointly owned by Eve Arden and writer-director Al Lewis. See more »


When Connie first runs into Stretch outside the high school, the sidewalks are alternatively wet and dry between shots. See more »


Referenced in Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) See more »


It's Magic
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Richard Crenna
[Walter sings the song while he plays the ukelele]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Generally Underrated
12 July 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The movie manages to blend more serious points with a light-hearted humor worthy of the OMB franchise. As expected, Brooks (Arden) gets a lot of good snappy lines. In fact, the script individualizes each of the characters in distinctive fashion, from bumbling Boyton to squeaky Denton to smug Conklin. Of course, Brooks being a respected English teacher can't be spoofed, but as a single middle-age woman, she gets her share.

But please, oh please, don't let Denton squeak out another tune. He may have ruined music forever. And get a load of June Blair as the knock-out blonde who parades through the newspaper office like a candy doll in a boy's gym class. There's also a number of nice touches, like Brooks nudging open a dreamy bridal door, or the stuffy Conklin stepping onto a broken ladder and into the sea, or the helpful location shots of mid-50's suburbia.

The plot has several threads—untangling Brooks' romantic life, reforming a delinquent Gary Nolan (Nick Adams), getting Conklin elected to School Board, among others. Note the one straight role is Adams' wayward teen. This was a time when juvenile delinquency was a major social concern. So the script goes to some length showing how the boy is reformed by honest work.

Overall, the canny script manages to interweave the many threads in entertaining fashion. Nonetheless, it's the impeccable Arden who carries the show with her compelling presence. All in all, I think it's a rather underrated 90-minutes of smoothly done chuckles, and a fitting final curtain for the memorable OMB.

(In passing-- I suspect one reason the movie has been generally overlooked is because of the familiarity of the format, namely the long-running TV and radio versions, that eclipsed the overall quality of this production.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed