Our Miss Brooks

Our Miss Brooks

Eve Arden
Director: Al Lewis Cast: Eve Arden
Eve Arden
, Gale Gordon
Gale Gordon
, Robert Rockwell
Robert Rockwell
Al Lewis

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
UPC: 0883316212769
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 22,430

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eve Arden Miss Constance Brooks
Gale Gordon Osgood Conklin
Robert Rockwell Phillip Boynton
Jane Morgan Margaret Davis
Richard Crenna Walter Denton
Nick Adams Gary Nolan
Leonard Smith "Stretch" Snodgrass
Gloria MacMillan Harriet Conklin
Joseph Kearns Mr. Stone
Philip Van Zandt Mr. Webster
David Alpert Realty Man
Marjorie Bennett Mrs. Boynton
June Blair Miss Lonelyhearts
Leo Curley Actor
Joe Forte Butler
Frank Mitchell Reporter
William Newell Dr. Henley
Donald Porter Lawrence Nolan
Herb Vigran Actor

Technical Credits
Al Lewis Director,Screenwriter
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Joseph La Shelle Cinematographer
Joseph Quillan Screenwriter
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
Roy Webb Score Composer
David Weisbart Producer

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