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Cheers For Miss Bishop (1941)


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  • Actors: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway, Dorothy Peterson
  • Directors: Tay Garnett
  • Writers: Adelaide Heilbron, Bess Streeter Aldrich, Sheridan Gibney, Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Producers: Richard A. Rowland
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000W93UV0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,597 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cheers For Miss Bishop (1941)" on IMDb

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A teacher passes up opportunities for fulfillment and happiness to teach but in later life the rewards of teaching are made clear by the return of many of her students to honor her.

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Great old movie that anyone can watch.
NanaPaula
Ella meets and has a romance with the true love of her life, Professor Stevens, as she becomes more and more involved with her teaching.
Bobby Underwood
Surprising in its understanding and acceptance of the human spirit, while riveting in its simplicity.
A.M. Newton

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Underwood VINE VOICE on May 18, 2005
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Martha Scott is barely remembered today and even more rarely mentioned when movie buffs talk about their favorite classic film stars. She was something quite special, however, and in this adaption of Bess Streeter Aldrich's novel "Miss Bishop" she had her shining moment. Tay Garnett was the helmsman for this wonderful film full of warmth and sentiment, spanning decades in the life of a small town teacher. Despite its scope, there is an intimate feel because of Scott's beautiful restrained performance as the pretty Miss Bishop.

Martha Scott is unforgettable as the young Ella Bishop, full of dreams and enthusiasm for learning. She is the prettiest girl in the new college, Midwestern, and could easily marry the one constant in her life, Sam (William Gargan), if she did not love him so as a friend. When she is part of the first graduating class at Midwestern she sends out many enthusiastic teaching inquiries so she can leave Old River and see life.

But when no responses are forthcoming, she is offered a job teaching freshman english by Professor Corcoran (Edmund Gwenn) at her beloved Midwestern. Ella is young and filled with joy at the prospect of teaching at the very school she has so much affection for, and knows she has many years to marry and see the world. She goes to bat for her students like no other teacher and impacts their lives in a way she will only discover decades later.

Sam remains a constant in her life but she is swept off her feet by someone else and prepares for her wedding with glee, as everything begins to fall into place as it should. But her younger sister Amy is brash and jealous of her beau and sets out to steal him. He is weak and ends up going away with Amy instead but will leave her because there is no real love there.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bookloversfriend on November 4, 2006
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This movie is a rarity for people interested in realistic human dramas. The values of integrity and determination to succeed will seem incomprehensible to viewers under 35, but older viewers will find it refreshing to remember a time when such attitudes were commonplace.

Martha Scott's performance is impressive, since the character she plays goes through every age from teen to ancient. Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street) gives a touching performance as the headmaster. And a host of support players add invaluable touches as various students and friends whom Miss Bishop comes into contact with.

A word about versions. The so-called Remastered version isn't. Not only that, but its sound and picture quality are poor and much worse than my videotape version on VHS from AlphaVideo. I haven't seen the other DVD version, so can't comment on it. My advice is to buy the VHS, the one with the cover image.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By sherebiah on August 29, 1999
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"Cheers For Miss Bishop" is one of those undiscovered classics that have virtually been ignored. This film has much of the sentimental flavor of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life"--which was also ignored for decades before another generation came along and "discovered" it.Martha Scott's portrayal of Miss Ella Bishop, the spinster college professor who's eternally unlucky at love, is a thoroughly convincing performance. She is surrounded by a great cast of character actors. The ending is a bit schmaltsy, but satisfying nonetheless. See this film and return back to a time when you could count on having friends for a lifetime.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Andersen on July 29, 1999
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The film belongs to Martha Scott who gives her best screen performance as Miss Bishop, a dedicated teacher, whose personal life is constantly being put on hold as she ministers to the needs of her pupils. Scott ages from a schoolgirl to an octogenarian and does a lovely, memorable job. The sentimental score is a plus. Oscar nom for Original Score.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lee in S.F. on March 31, 2011
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Making high-quality movies with integrity like this one would seem right up a world-changing mogul's alley (I'm talking YOU, Oprah!)---because movies are an influence. This particular movie is a goodhearted WELCOMED influence. Moreover, it honors the intelligence of the audience.

All through the movie, "Miss Bishop" maintained self-respecting boundaries (which are different than rigid boundaries, because they're creatively adaptive). One good example of her self-honoring boundaries was the non-judgmental relationship advice she gave to her great-niece. Despite unexpected life-changing disappointments, Miss Bishop bore those hardships with grace, moving directly ahead with her life and responsibilities, and refusing to live in the past.

Miss Bishop was also amazingly forgiving. A good example of her unassailable mercy and kindness was shown several decades later, when her great-great-niece inquired, and Miss Bishop still didn't reveal the reason for owning a wedding gown. Another admirable quality of hers was that she wasn't too proud to adapt to changes. Her lifelong best friend seemed to share many of her character qualities, and so it thus made sense that she never stopped supporting that friendship.

The depth of the story line was satisfying, unfolding over several generations, and always believable. As for the setting, it was enjoyable to see how the late 1800's era was depicted, and as portrayed, it was charming.

Oprah--or any media figure who wants the world to be a better place!
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