Another instance where a star was indelibly matched to a role, Eve Arden simply was "Our Miss Brooks", the tart-tounged, long-suffering, ultimately warm-hearted English teacher at Madison High School. On radio from 1948, and then in a television version that ran concurrently until the series close in 1956, "Our Miss Brooks" presented a plausible (if not terribly realistic) humorous slice of life that earned her the admiration of teachers and listeners of all stripes.
The supporting cast was excellent too, from a young Richard Crenna as student Walter Denton, to Jeff Chandler as Connie Brooks' unrequited love interest Mr. Boynton, to Gale Gordon as the stuffy school principal Chester Conklin.
25 years later, Eve Arden was herself cast as Principal McGee of Rydell High in the movie musical Grease. It seemed like a natural promotion because everybody still knew that she was... "Our Miss Brooks."
You can learn more at http://www.ourmissbrooks.com/
Click on a script title below to view it:
|Jan 09 1949||Madison High is Cold|
|May 15 1949||Friday the 13th|
|Oct 30 1949||Hallowe'en Party|
|Dec 18 1949||Connie's Letter To Sandy Clawsss|
|Jan 08 1950||Board of Education Day|
|Jan 15 1950||Cure That Habit|
|Mar 05 1950||National Clean Up|
|Nov 19 1950||Thanksgiving Turkey|
|Dec 24 1950||The Magic Christmas Tree|
|Feb 04 1951||Puppy Love, Mr. Barlow, and Miss Davis|
|Nov 11 1953||A Plaque for Mr. Conklin|
|Dec 20 1953||Christmas Gift Mix-Up|
|Nov 14 1954||The Audio-Visual Experiment|
|May 01 1955||Spring Cleaning (a.k.a. The Jiffy Vacuum Sales Epidemic)|