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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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.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:
High quality and very entertaining, a true "love story". 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:
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:
Headmaster:An ancient ruin did you say, my dear?
Sutterwick:[upon seeing Katie] This isn't a joke, is it?
Headmaster's Wife:Chippings lost all sense of proportion.
Headmaster:Some people might think he'd found it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Entr'Acte/What Shall I Do With Today?See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
High quality and very entertaining, a true "love story"., 6 September 2004
Author: epippin-1 from Rocklin(Sacramento suburb), CA

I enjoyed the movie and the story immensely! I have seen the original(1939 I believe) and enjoyed them both. To really appreciate the story one must be familiar with English culture and customs. The prof.(Peter O'Toole) was dedicated to his school and "the boys" in that school. It was an English "public" school, which we in the U.S. refer to as a private school (E.G. Andover). He is a very ascetic person and, on the surface, gives the appearance of being stiff, stuffy, uncaring, and weak to the point of being effeminate. He is strict in his educational standards because he DOES care for "his lads", i.e., he doesn't want them to get a cheap or weak education. He meets(through introduction) a "dance hall girl"(Petula Clark) and is totally smitten. In England at the time, the reference to "dance hall" carried the connotation of extreme sexual promiscuity and was definitely "lower class". We find that the Prof. is in fact a very tough and courageous person as well as loyal to people and institutions that he loves and/or respects. Clark becomes more than a lover and wife...she "leavens" his personality and allows him to grow as a man and a person, much to the benefit of his beloved school and his own happiness. The first movie was set BEFORE WW II, this one goes through WW II, also, it is 1969( we've had the "British Invasion"...Beetles, etc. Clark had hits and was very popular then...still is to me), the music is great, color and photography excellent. I think O'Toole played the character perfectly! There ARE dedicated people like "Chips"...all around us but many do not receive the recognition. Very enjoyable movie and story!

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