Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1956   1955   1954   1953   1952  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Eve Arden ...  Connie Brooks 130 episodes, 1952-1956
Gale Gordon ...  Osgood Conklin 130 episodes, 1952-1956
Jane Morgan ...  Mrs Margaret Davis / ... 115 episodes, 1952-1956
Robert Rockwell ...  Philip Boynton 107 episodes, 1952-1956
Richard Crenna ...  Walter Denton 94 episodes, 1952-1955
Gloria McMillan Gloria McMillan ...  Harriet Conklin 92 episodes, 1952-1955
Edit

Storyline

Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher Boynton. In the last year she switches to Mrs. Nestor's private school. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though Walter Denton was a high school student, Richard Crenna was already twenty-five years-old when the show premiered. He spoke with a squeaky voice as he had used when it was a radio play. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Enright: When I was in my teens, there weren't very many stars on television.
Connie Brooks: When you were in your teens, there weren't many stars on the flag.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wonder Years: Our Miss White (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Brooks Theme
(1952-55)
Music by Wilbur J. Hatch
See more »

User Reviews

One of the sharpest, wittiest comedies ever to appear on television! A classic! Eve Arden and the rest of the cast formed one of the finest comic ensembles ever!
21 March 2002 | by caribenoSee all my reviews

"Our Miss Brooks" was one of the first television programs to feature an independent, sharp, strong, beautiful woman who planned on a career and loved her career as a teacher. Eve Arden was a consummate comedienne who took the romantic comedy heroine from 1930's romantic comedy and combined her with a career woman in her portrayal of Connie Brooks. Eve Arden's portrayal pioneered shows starring actresses in roles as bright, career-minded women who were not defined by husbands nor boyfriends.

"Our Miss Brooks" featured one of the most brilliant casts of any television comedy. They played character who were only slight exaggerations of real people found in any American high school of the 1950's. Gale Gordon as pompous, arrogant Principal Osgood Conklin displayed Gordon's talents that made him a star character actor on television. The nerdy characters portrayed by Richard Crenna and Leonard Smith are as hilarious and believable today as they were in the 1950's. Jane Morgan as the befuddled Mrs. Davis was a great foil for Eve Arden. It is singular that so many characters serve as comic foils for the star of a show. "Our Miss Brooks" led the way. The combination of character writing, slapstick, and witty, sophisticated lines has never been equalled. Eve Arden's artistry was never so artfully displayed as it was in "Our Miss Brooks". When one realizes that, for several years, original scripts of "Our Miss Brooks" were written for concurrent radio and television versions of the show, it is astounding the consistent excellent level of script quality that the show's writers were able to produce.

One of the highlights of American television!


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Våran fröken See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed