Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 151 mins | Drama, Musical | 1969

Director:

Herbert Ross

Producer:

Arthur P. Jacobs

Cinematographer:

Oswald Morris

Editor:

Ralph Kemplen

Production Designer:

Ken Adam

Production Company:

Apjac Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

James Hilton's novel was serialized in British Weekly in Dec 1933. Location scenes filmed at Sherborne School in Dorset, England, and in Pompeii and Paestum. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released a dramatic version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips in ... More Less

James Hilton's novel was serialized in British Weekly in Dec 1933. Location scenes filmed at Sherborne School in Dorset, England, and in Pompeii and Paestum. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released a dramatic version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips in 1939. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Arthur P. Jacobs Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Dir assoc musical
DANCE
Associate choreography
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Mr. O'Toole's makeup created by
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Prod asst
Sp asst to Mr. Ross
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton (London, 1934).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Fill the World With Love," "Where Did My Childhood Go?" "London Is London," "And the Sky Smiled," "Apollo," "When I Am Older," "Walk Through the World," "What Shall I Do With Today?" "What a Lot of Flowers," "Schooldays," "When I Was Younger" and "You and I," words and music by Leslie Bricusse.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1969
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 November 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Apjac Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 September 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37310
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
gauge
35 & 70
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
151
MPAA Rating:
G
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Arthur Chipping (known as "Chips"), a shy, dedicated schoolmaster at Brookfield public school in England, looks back over the frustrations of the previous school year, recalling the hostility of his students. As vacation begins, a former pupil takes him to a London music hall, and he meets the star, exuberant singer Katherine Bridges. On a holiday exploring the Pompeiian ruins, he again meets Katherine and acts as her guide. Despite their personality differences, they fall in love and marry, taking all Brookfield by surprise upon their return. Lord Sutterwick, the school's benefactor, knows of Katherine's checkered past and threatens to have Chips removed from his position as housemaster, but he is forced to back down when Katherine invites his former mistress, Ursula Mossbank, to the Brookfield Founders' Day celebration. The couple spend the years contentedly, undaunted when Chips is passed over for the position of headmaster. In the final year of World War II, Chips succeeds to the post, but Katherine, away entertaining the troops, is killed in a German bomb attack before he can give her the news. Chips soon retires and spends his last years near Brookfield, where he remains a beloved figure. Songs: "Fill the World With Love" (boys' chorus), "Where Did My Childhood Go?" (Chips), "London Is London" (Katherine and chorus girls), "And the Sky Smiled" (Katherine), "Apollo" (Katherine), "When I Am Older" (the boys), "Walk Through the World" (chorus), "What Shall I Do With Today?" (Katherine), "What a Lot of Flowers" (Chips), "Schooldays" (Katherine & boys), "When I Was Younger" (Chips), "You and I" ... +


Arthur Chipping (known as "Chips"), a shy, dedicated schoolmaster at Brookfield public school in England, looks back over the frustrations of the previous school year, recalling the hostility of his students. As vacation begins, a former pupil takes him to a London music hall, and he meets the star, exuberant singer Katherine Bridges. On a holiday exploring the Pompeiian ruins, he again meets Katherine and acts as her guide. Despite their personality differences, they fall in love and marry, taking all Brookfield by surprise upon their return. Lord Sutterwick, the school's benefactor, knows of Katherine's checkered past and threatens to have Chips removed from his position as housemaster, but he is forced to back down when Katherine invites his former mistress, Ursula Mossbank, to the Brookfield Founders' Day celebration. The couple spend the years contentedly, undaunted when Chips is passed over for the position of headmaster. In the final year of World War II, Chips succeeds to the post, but Katherine, away entertaining the troops, is killed in a German bomb attack before he can give her the news. Chips soon retires and spends his last years near Brookfield, where he remains a beloved figure. Songs: "Fill the World With Love" (boys' chorus), "Where Did My Childhood Go?" (Chips), "London Is London" (Katherine and chorus girls), "And the Sky Smiled" (Katherine), "Apollo" (Katherine), "When I Am Older" (the boys), "Walk Through the World" (chorus), "What Shall I Do With Today?" (Katherine), "What a Lot of Flowers" (Chips), "Schooldays" (Katherine & boys), "When I Was Younger" (Chips), "You and I" (Katherine). +

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