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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

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Budget $9,000,000

Running Time
2 hours, 31 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM

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• Goodbye, Mr. Chips
• Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)



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Genre: Drama, Musical, School / Campus, Love, World War II, Marriage

Plot: This musical remake of 1939's GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS, taken from the classic James Hilton novel, was Herb Ross's directorial debut. It stars the always terrific Peter O'Toole as Mr. Chips, a prim and proper classics professor at an English all-boy's school. This lavish epic follows the career of the professor as he falls in love with a London dance-hall girl, played by singer Petula Clark, and marries her. The couple makes Brookfield Academy for Boys its home and brightens the school with the unlikely union. The clash of the two worlds and the sordid past of Mrs. Chips is enough to threaten the repressed professor's title and reputation, but through perserverance and charm Mrs. Chips warms the hearts of all those in her presence. Her love and support warms her husband as well, who was once notorious for tyrannical teaching. Through the hardship and trials of WWII, Mr. Chips's legacy of kindness and loyalty to the school survives and he becomes an icon of the school that he calls home.

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 Directed by
Herbert Ross
Steel Magnolias, Footloose, The Secret of My Succe$s
 Written by
James Hilton
Lost Horizon, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mrs. Miniver
Terence Rattigan
The Winslow Boy, Separate Tables, The Browning Version
 Cast
Peter O'Toole
Troy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Emperor
Petula Clark
I Know Where I'm Going!, Finian's Rainbow, The Card
Michael Redgrave
The Lady Vanishes, The Innocents, Secret Agent
Alison Leggatt
The Day of the Triffids, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Far from the Madding Crowd
Michael Bryant
Gandhi, Hamlet, The Ruling Class
George Baker
The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Hopscotch
Jenny Runacre
The Witches, The Duellists, Profession: reporter
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 Music By
Leslie Bricusse
Doctor Dolittle, Bullseye!, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
John Williams
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