Goodbye, Miss Turlock

Goodbye, Miss Turlock is a 1948 American short film directed by Edward L. Cahn, released as one of the John Nesbitt's Passing Parade series. It won an Oscar at the 20th Academy Awards in 1948 for Best Short Subject (One-Reel).[1]

Goodbye, Miss Turlock
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Produced byHerbert Moulton
John Nesbitt
Written byJohn Nesbitt
StarringJohn Nesbitt
CinematographyCharles Salerno Jr.
Edited byNewell P. Kimlin
Distributed byMGM
Release date
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  • January 24, 1948 (1948-01-24)
Running time
11 minutes
CountryUnited States


A nostalgic look is taken at an abandoned one-room school somewhere in rural America, seen in the then-present day with its windows boarded up and in disrepair. In flashback, a day in the life of its teacher, the spinster Miss Turlock, is seen, along with various students.

The end of the film shows the school's eventual closure, brought on by improvements in transportation and the rise of central school districts. Miss Turlock's students, now all successful adults, return to the school before its closure to throw a retirement party for Miss Turlock.


  • John Nesbitt as Narrator (voice)
  • Nana Bryant as Miss Turlock (uncredited)
  • Norman Ollestad as 'Irish', Spitball Shooter (uncredited)


  1. ^ "The 20th Academy Awards (1948) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.

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