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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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.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:
Great Story, Great Music 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 ... Dancer (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)

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:
Elizabeth Taylor campaigned for female lead when Richard Burton was still in the running to play Mr. Chips.See more »
Quotes:
Chips:[to his students] There was a boy who, when asked to translate into Latin Tennyson's beautiful lines "Break, break, break on Thy cold grey stones, O Sea," came up with "O fluctus, fluctus, rumpety-rumpety jam!" (laughter from the class) He's now a bishop. (More laughter)See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wow, It's Cindy (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
And the Sky Smiled (Reprise)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great Story, Great Music, 20 July 2006
Author: jvp333 from United States

I saw this film when it first came out, and didn't know what to expect exactly. What followed the Overture was one of the most pleasurable filmgoing experiences I have ever had. A lush score of songs and music by Britisher Leslie Bricusse (of Doctor Doolittle & Wilie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fame as well as making his mark on the Broadway musical scene), and scored by the incomparable John Williams. There's not a bad song in the entire film. Plus some of the most exquisite cinematography, costume design and filming locations I have ever seen in one film. Not to mention the Academy Award nominated performance by Peter O'Toole, and the equally strong performance, in my opinion, by the wonderful Petula Clark. Now, given that Peter is not the same caliber a singer that Petula is, he still manages to sell his songs to the audience, and that, after all, is what it is all about. This is a faithful adaptation of the excellent book by James Hilton, and deserves to be treasured for generations to come. I recommend this film for family viewing, though most men will consider this a 'chick' flick. But if you like a truly great film musical, then this film is for you. But be warned that a standby box of Kleenex is just as important as popcorn for your viewing pleasure.

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