Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Cheers for Miss Bishop





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Something of a distaff Mr. Chips, schoolteacher Ella Bishop (Martha Scott) devotes her life to her work, ageing 50 years (from 19 to 69) in the course of the film. At a testimonial dinner on the occasion of her retirement, Miss Bishop's former students wonder why their beloved teacher never married. In flashback, the audience learns that town grocer Sam (William Gargan) has carried a torch for her for five decades, while she obliviously pursued unfortunate romantic relationships with weak-willed Delbert Thompson (Donald Douglas) and unhappily married John Stevens (Sidney Blackmer). Adapted by Stephen Vincent Benet from the melancholy novel by Bess Streeter Aldrich, Cheers for Miss Bishop was not only a tour de force for Scott, but also represented the screen debut of another young character actress, Rosemary De Camp.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Vincent Benét, Sheridan Gibney, Adelaide Heilbron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2004
American Pop Classics


Martha Scott
as Ella Bishop
William Gargan
as Sam Peters
Edmund Gwenn
as President Corcoran
Mary Anderson
as Amy Saunders
Sterling Holloway
as Chris Jensen
Sidney Blackmer
as John Stevens
Dorothy Peterson
as Mrs. Bishop
Donald Douglas
as Delbert Thompson
Don Douglas
as Delbert Thompson
Marsha Hunt
as Hope Thompson
John Archer
as Richard Clark
Lois Ranson
as Gretchen Clark
Rosemary De Camp
as Minna Fields
Rosemary DeCamp
as Minna Fields
Knox Manning
as Anton Radcheck
John Arledge
as Snapper MacRae
Jack Mulhall
as Prof. Carter
Howard Hickman
as Prof. Lancaster
Helen MacKellar
as Miss Patton
William Farnum
as Judge Peters
Anna Mills
as Mrs. Peters
John Hamilton
as President Watts
Pierre Watkin
as President Crowder
Sue Moore
as Stena
Rand Brooks
as Buzz Wheelwright
Charles Smith
as Buddy Warner
Ralph Bowman
as Richard Clark
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Critic Reviews for Cheers for Miss Bishop

All Critics (2)

Well acted but sentimental small-town melodrama about a teacher who has devoted all of her life to work.

Full Review… | August 26, 2012

Not much to say about such sentimental humbug, except it's all so very nicely done and let's give three cheers for Miss Bishop.

Full Review… | July 1, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Cheers for Miss Bishop


A charming classic, with a fine and beautiful performance from Martha Scott. This is sort of a female version of Goodbye Mr. Chips. Very well done, a real tear jerker. Good supporting cast. Great production.

James Higgins

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