Her Twelve Men
|Her Twelve Men|
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|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
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.
- Greer Garson as Jan Stewart
- Robert Ryan as Joe Hargrave
- Barry Sullivan as Richard Y. Oliver, Sr.
- Richard Haydn as Dr. Avord Barrett
- Barbara Lawrence as Barbara Dunning
- James Arness as Ralph Munsey
- Rex Thompson as Homer Curtis
- Tim Considine as Richard Y. Oliver, Jr.
- David Stollery as Jeff Carlin
- Frances Bergen as Sylvia Carlin
- Ian Wolfe as Roger Frane
- Donald MacDonald as Bobby Lennox
- Dale Hartleben as Kevin Ellison Clark III
- Ivan Triesault as Erik Haldeman
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.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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