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Director:
Writers:
James Hilton (novel)
Terence Rattigan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 December 1969 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He is a shy schoolmaster. She is a music hall star. They marry and immediately have 283 children...all boys! See more »
Plot:
A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Vastly underrated treasure See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter O'Toole ... Arthur Chipping

Petula Clark ... Katherine Bridges

Michael Redgrave ... The Headmaster

George Baker ... Lord Sutterwick

Siân Phillips ... Ursula Mossbank
Michael Bryant ... Max Staefel
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
Mario Maranzana ... Pompeii Guide
John Gugolka ... Sutterwick Jr.
Michael Ridgeway ... David
Tom Owen ... Farley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Audreson ... (uncredited)
Julian Barnes ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Leo Britt ... Elder Master (uncredited)
Nicholas Frankau ... Tardy Student (uncredited)
Gary Graham ... Schoolboy (uncredited)

Elspet Gray ... Lady Sutterwick (uncredited)
David Frankie Harman ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Patricia Hayes ... Miss Honeybun (uncredited)
Mark Danvers Heron ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Barbara Knox ... (uncredited)
Jeremy Lloyd ... Johnson (uncredited)
Craig Marriott ... New Boy (uncredited)
Jack May ... Price (uncredited)
James Payne ... Man at Theatre (uncredited)
Jeremy Ranchev ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Stephen Reed ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Jenkins (voice) (uncredited)
Sheila Steafel ... Tilly (uncredited)
Royston Tickner ... Policeman (uncredited)
Richard Vernon ... Chairman (uncredited)
Raymond Ward ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Hilton  novel
Terence Rattigan  screenplay

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Fowler 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup supervisor
Ivy Emmerton .... hairdresser
Bill Lodge .... makeup creator: Mr. O'Toole
 
Production Management
Dennis Hall .... production manager
David W. Orton .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Fulford .... assistant director
Gary White .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Reg Bream .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Charles Torbett .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Bramall .... sound recordist
John Poyner .... dubbing editor
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
Brian Hickin .... foley editor (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (as Jim Turrell)
Brian West .... photographer: second unit
Kenneth Atherfold .... grip (uncredited)
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Wardale .... gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michael R. Sloan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ian Fraser .... associate musical supervisor
William Saracino .... music editor
John Williams .... conductor
John Williams .... music supervisor
Jack Clegg .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Gordon Langford .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Lindup .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rita Davison .... continuity
Nora Kaye .... special assistant: Mr. Ross
Peter Perkins .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
USA:155 min | 152 min (original version) | 148 min (video version)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (1970) | Peru:PT | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:G

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Trivia:
Originally cast in the lead roles were Rex Harrison and Samantha Eggar, who were replaced by Richard Burton and Lee Remick. When MGM opted to replace Remick with Petula Clark, based on her reviews and Golden Globe nomination for Finian's Rainbow (1968), Burton balked at playing opposite a "singer" rather than an "actress", so Peter O'Toole was cast instead.See more »
Quotes:
Katie:By the way, how do you know she isn't here?
Calbury:She?
Katie:The girl the Evening News said you were going to marry?
Calbury:Oh, yes. I saw that. Me and Penelope Fitzdouglas. Isn't it ridiculous?
Katie (annoyed):Sidesplitting.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (V)See more »
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Vastly underrated treasure, 6 October 2000
Author: broberts-2 from Los Angeles

I was led to this film when it first opened by Pauline Kael's review which, although critical of the music and other things, was an unqualified rave for Peter O'Toole's performance, as well as highly complimentary to Petula Clark as well. Seeing this projected in 70MM with 6-track stereo sound was an extraordinary experience, so much so that I went back the following day to see it again, bought the soundtrack, and even returned to see it a third time a week later. It is still one of my favorite films and the letterboxed Laserdisk has kept it looking fresh. Seeing Peter O'Toole in this, just a year after he screamed his way (brilliantly) through "The Lion in Winter" I was convinced he was the greatest actor of the day. The shock was Petula Clark, who gives such a warm and fine performance here that there is no doubt that theirs is one of the most affecting love stories on film. This was Herbert Ross' first directing effort and, like Bob Fosse on "Sweet Charity" the same year, you can just feel their excitement at the possibilities of the medium. I was always sad at the critical slaughter this film received, Ms. Kael stood alone, and am so pleased to see all the positive comments this film now earns. Quickly, I love the cinematography, supporting performances, and production design and finally, the music. This was one of the first examples I can think of the stream-of-consciousness musical score, songs are sung partly as voiceovers and partly on screen, switching back and forth, songs will stop and start again after lines of dialog, and return later in the film with different arrangements and lyrics, etc., etc. And a special note to John Williams' wonderful arrangements. Try to see this in widescreen and stereo, forget your prejudices about it and sit back and let it sweep over you

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