Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

Goodbye Mr. ChipsB

(out of 5)

All the charm has been sapped out of this musical version of the popular story, originally produced by MGM in 1939 with Robert Donat.   makes a wonderful Mr. Chipping (fondly called Chips), a kindly and shy teacher whose marriage to a good woman () inspires him to give a sense of joy and passion to all his students, receiving in turn their love and devotion. Clark gives it a lot of energy, but her character’s being in show business presents a shallow side to the story that it never had before, and all the songs by Leslie Bricusse and John Williams are wastefully forgettable. Somehow, after hearing O’Toole do his own singing voice in this film he still managed to get hired to do it again a few years later in Man of La Mancha.

APJAC Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

USA, 1969

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1969

Golden Globe Awards 1969


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