GenreComedy, Drama ProducerJohn Houseman LanguageEnglish
WriterWilliam Roberts, Laura Z. Hobson Release dateAugust 11, 1954 (1954-08-11) CastGreer Garson (Jan Stewart), Robert Ryan (Joe Hargrave), Barry Sullivan (Richard Y. Oliver, Sr.), Richard Haydn (Dr. Avord Barrett), Barbara Lawrence (Barbara Dunning), James Arness (Ralph Munsey) Similar moviesSelf/less, Desirable Teacher 2, Desirable Teacher, Bad Teacher, The Hunt, In the House
TaglineThe most unusual picture of her career!
Her twelve men original trailer
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.