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Mr. Novak (TV Series)

Original title
Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Running time
60 min.
United States United States
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E. Jack Neuman, Mel Goldberg, John D.F. Black, Meyer Dolinsky, Joseph Calvelli, Betty Ulius, Carol Sobieski, Roland Wolpert, Boris Sagal, Preston Wood
Leith Stevens
Richard H. Kline (B&W)
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MGM Television
TV Series. Drama | Schools & University. Education
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1963-1965). 2 Seasons. 60 episodes. The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles under Principal Albert Vane, who doesn't always agree with Novak's approach, but admires his dedication to teaching. Eventually, Vane is elected to state superintendent and Martin Woodridge becomes the new principal. Stories centered on the life of Novak, student-teacher relationships, and the struggles of other young teachers.
1965: Emmy: Nominated for Best Program and Leading Actor (Dean Jagger) in
1964: Emmy: Nominated for Best Drama Series and Leading Actor (Dean Jagger)
1964: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best TV Star - Male (James Franciscus)
1965: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Screenplay in Episodic Drama
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