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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

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The Headmaster
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Lord Sutterwick
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Ursula Mossbank
Michael Bryant ...
Jack Hedley ...
William Baxter
Alison Leggatt ...
Headmaster's Wife
Jenny Runacre
Clinton Greyn ...
Bill Calbury
Barbara Couper ...
Mrs. Paunceforth
Michael Culver ...
Johnny Longbridge
Elspeth March ...
Mrs. Summersthwaite
Clive Morton ...
General Paunceforth
Ronnie Stevens ...
Algie
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Arthur Chipping is an academic teaching at Brookfield Boys School outside of London in the 1920's. Although he does what he considers best for his students, they don't much like him, nicknaming him "Ditchy", short for "dull as ditch water". His life changes when he meets Katherine Bridges, a music hall actress and a woman with a questionable past. She affectionately calls him Mr. Chips. Despite their differences, they fall in love. He in particular realizes that in striking a relationship, they will have many obstacles to overcome. He doesn't particularly like the world in which she is involved, including her friends and her profession, and she doesn't exactly fit the mold of a teacher's wife. Still, they decide to get married. She forgoes her career to be Mrs. Chips, living on campus as the housewife of a teacher at a proper boy's school. It is a world in which she will have to learn the rules, or at least bend them to her sensibilities, although she vows never to embarrass him. ... Written by Huggo

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The musical that fills the world with love. See more »

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Release Date:

9 December 1969 (Sweden)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Katherine boards a bus on Sherborne Street, supposedly at the southern end, about to go up Cheap Street. The street was one way, the other direction, and the bus would have had trouble going very far along it even if there were no other traffic. The sight of a bus, there, going that direction gave locals watching the film quite a fright. See more »

Quotes

Chips: Did you not hear Miss Bridges ask you to go?
Calbury: Who are you?
Chips: It doesn't matter who I am. It only matters that Miss Bridges wishes you to leave her house, and you are, therefore, leaving it.
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Referenced in Alex in Wonderland (1970) See more »

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Fill the World With Love
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Orchestra and Boys Chorus
Conducted by John Williams
Played during main titles
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Peter O'Toole's performance is reason enough to see this film!
30 October 1998 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

Peter O'Toole, one of our finest actors, is magnificent as a reserved school master who is dedicated to teaching young boys. He meets a show girl and falls in love. The story is one of love and devotion. Petula Clark adds spirit and sensitivity, not too mention a remarkable voice. You will enjoy this film even though the ending might not be a happy one. I enjoyed it.


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