Goodbye, Mr. Chips Movie Review 1969

Information and Film Reviews for Goodbye, Mr. Chips the Movie

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Ross debuted as director with this big-budget (but inferior musical re-make) of the classic James Hilton novel about a gentle teacher at an English all-boys private school and the woman who helps him demonstrate his compassion and overcome his shyness. O'Toole, although excellent, is categorically a non-singer, while Clark, a popular singer at the time ("Downtown"), musters very little talent in front of the camera. The plot is altered unnecessarily and updated to the WWII era for little reason; the music is thoroughly forgettable.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 151 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Period Piece: 1940s, School Daze, Great Britain, Dedicated Teachers, MGM Musicals, School Daze, Elementary School/Junior High
Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker, Sian Phillips, Michael Bryant, Jack Hedley, Elspeth March, Herbert Ross
Oswald Morris
Herbert Ross
Leslie Bricusse, John Williams
Apjac Productions, MGM


Golden Globes 1970: Actor--Mus./Comedy (O'Toole); Natl. Bd. of Review 1969: Actor (O'Toole); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1969: Support. Actress (Phillips).

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