Her Twelve Men

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Her Twelve Men
Her Twelve Men FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by John Houseman
Written by William Roberts
Laura Z. Hobson
Louise Baker (story)
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg
Edited by George Boemler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 11, 1954 (1954-08-11)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,534,000[1]
Box office $1,418,000[1]

Her Twelve Men is a 1954 comedy drama film made by MGM. It stars Greer Garson, and was directed by Robert Z. Leonard, and written by William Roberts and Laura Z. Hobson. It was based on a story by Louise Baker.


Although she has no teaching experience, widow Jan Stewart is hired by headmaster Dr. Barrett to be the first woman to teach at The Oaks boarding school.

Jan gets to know her twelve students and fellow faculty member Joe Hargrave, who is dating the rich Barbara Dunning. She has so much sympathy for one young boy, Bobby Lennox, whose globe-trotting parents neglect him, that she reads letters pretending they are from his mother that Jan wrote herself.

A wealthy Texan widower, Richard Oliver, enrolls his son. Richard Jr. instantly alienates the other boys with his attitude and by refusing to confess to causing a fire alarm to go off, for which Dr. Barrett punishes the entire class.

The boy's father wants him sent home and Jan is asked to accompany him on the journey. She wins young Richard's trust and gains Richard Sr.'s interest as well. He ends up proposing, but Jan and Joe ultimately realize they were meant for one another.



According to MGM record the film earned $817,000 in the US and Canada and $601,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $116,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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