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Our Miss Brooks (1956)

Our Miss Brooks (1956)





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Our Miss Brooks had been a radio and TV sitcom hit thanks to the considerable input of star Eve Arden. The film version of Our Miss Brooks was not quite as successful (why pay for something that you can get at home every week for free?), but it admirably captures the spirit of the original audio and video versions. As ever, high school teacher Connie Brooks (Arden) carries a torch for handsome but clueless biology professor Phillip Boynton (Robert Rockwell, taking over a role created for radio by Jeff Chandler). Connie is finally able to arouse Boynton's attention when she is courted by the father (Don Porter) of a student (Nick Adams) she is tutoring. A subplot involving petty crime can easily be ignored, but there's no avoiding the hilarious fingernails-on-the-blackboard rendition of It's Magic sung by the adenoidal Walter Denton (Richard Crenna). And of course, there's principal Osgood Conklin (Gale Gordon), blowing his top at the slightest provocation. Our Miss Brooks was directed by Al Lewis, who was the chief writer for the radio and TV editions of the property. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Eve Arden
as Miss Constance Brooks
Gale Gordon
as Osgood Conklin
Don Porter
as Lawrence Nolan
Robert Rockwell
as Phillip Boynton
Jane Morgan
as Margaret Davis
Richard Crenna
as Walter Denton
Nick Adams
as Gary Nolan
Leonard Smith
as `Stretch' Snodgrass
Gloria MacMillan
as Harriet Conklin
Joseph Kearns
as Mr. Stone
William Newell
as Dr. Henley
Philip Van Zandt
as Mr. Webster
Marjorie Bennett
as Mrs. Boynton
June Blair
as Miss Lonelyhearts
Joe Forte
as Butler
Leo Curley
as Realty Man
David Alpert
as Realty Man
Herb Vigran
as Reporter
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[Eve] Arden is clearly the film's saving grace.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The late and droll Eve Arden stars in this mediocre film version of her long running sitcom from radio and early TV.

October 26, 2004 | Rating: C

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