Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) Poster

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  • According to the book Chips was born in 1848, and started at Brookfield in 1870. He was married from 1896-98. Retired in 1913. Came back as head in 1917. Died in 1933, 63 years after starting.

    It was mentioned in the film that Chips had a 58 years teaching career starting from 1870, but there was a period during World War I when he was retired for an approximate five year period. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The text is from Virgil. It runs, "[Forsan et] haec olim meminisse juvabit." That translates as "[Perhaps] some day it will be a pleasure to remember these things". Edit (Coming Soon)

  • According to the CD's liner notes, the lyrics are:

    Let the years pass but our hearts will remember,

    Schooldays at Brookfield ended too soon.

    Fight to the death in the mire of November,

    Last wicket rattles on evenings in June,

    Grey granite walls that were gay with our laughter,

    Green of the fields where our feet used to roam.

    We shall remember, whate'er may come after,

    Brookfield our mother and Brookfield our home. Edit (Coming Soon)

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