CHEERS FOR MISS BISHOP REVIEWED
“Cheers for Miss Bishop” is a depressing movie in hindsight. Some film fans have compared the movie to “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”, but I feel that’s an effort to cover up the utterly grim nature of the movie. From a modern standpoint, it’s a look at how intellectual women got forced into the school marm role. While Miss Bishop wanted to educate herself and others, society kept forcing its rules upon her. These rules cost her advancement, love and possibly happiness.
But, Miss Bishop pushed through while keeping her personal code true. For a film from 1940, it’s quite progressive. But, the forced romances and the effort to keep it a Woman’s Picture undermines a ton of its efforts. That being said, this is the kind of movie that I love seeing being released by Olive. Few specialty labels care this much for film history and deep cuts like this matter to us all. Good work all around.
- 1.37:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD Mono