Manage episode 242532747 series 9607
The Wishing Well Dance (Aired June 12, 1949)
Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on CBS July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast---blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright---also received positive reviews. Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-1949, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this (award) two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne. THIS EPISODE: June 12, 1949. CBS network. "Madison's Miss Wishing Well Dance Of 1949". Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Shave Cream. There's going to be a "Wishing Well Dance" at Madison High, and everyone wants a lock of Miss Brooks' hair. Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Gloria McMillan, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Verne Smith (announcer), Bob Lemond (announcer), Leonard Smith, Al Lewis (writer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music). 29:46. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.