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 … 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


as Ella Bishop

as Sam Peters

as President Corcoran

as Amy Saunders

as Chris Jensen

as John Stevens

as Mrs. Bishop

as Delbert Thompson

as Delbert Thompson

as Hope Thompson

as Richard Clark

as Gretchen Clark

as Minna Fields

as Minna Fields

as Anton Radcheck

as Snapper MacRae

as Prof. Carter

as Prof. Lancaster

as Miss Patton

as Judge Peters

as Mrs. Peters

as President Watts

as President Crowder

as Stena

as Buzz Wheelwright

as Buddy Warner

as Richard Clark
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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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