PG-13 | | Drama
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.
The war story that Bill Dunbar tells during his Italian class is borrowed from the World War I novel "All Quiet On The Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.
All her life, she had wanted to teach at Wellesley College. So, when a position opened in the Art History department, she pursued it single-mindedly until she was hired. It was whispered that Katherine Watson, a first-year teacher from Oakland State...
The film erroneously depicts Wellesley as the most conservative college in the nation. In fact, Wellesley was not politically conservative at this time and had already appointed to its faculty one of the first African-American sociology professors.
The end credits for the prominent cast and crew are set in front of vintage footage and advertisements showing women in the 1940s and 50s.
$11,528,498 21 December 2003