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Goodbye, Mr. Chips, based on James Hilton's novel, is a melodrama about a shy British teacher named Mr. Chipping (Robert Donat) who devotes his life to teaching "his boys" after the death of his lovely, energetic American wife Katherine (Greer Garson). Told via flashbacks, the film features an aged Mr. Chipping looking back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who've touched his life over the years. Donat was the recipient of a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the title character, and the film features the debut performance of a young Garson. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sam Wood Best Director 1939 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Frend Best Editing 1939 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Donat Best Actor 1939 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greer Garson Best Actress 1939 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Claudine West Best Screenplay 1939 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eric Maschwitz Best Screenplay 1939 Nominee

Cast

Robert Donat
as Charles Chipping
Greer Garson
as Katherine Chipping
Terry Kilburn
as John/Peter Colley
John Mills
as Peter Colley as a young man
Paul Henreid
as Max Staefel
Judith Furse
as Flora
Lyn Harding
as Dr. Wetherby
Louise Hampton
as Mrs. Wickett
Austin Trevor
as Ralston
David Tree
as Jackson
Edmund Breon
as Col. Morgan
Jill Furse
as Helen Colley
Scott Sunderland
as Sir John Colley
Simon Lack
Patrick Ludlow
Guy Middleton
as McCulloch
Cyril Raymond
Nigel Stock
as John Forrester
Ronald Ward
Frederick Leister
as Marsham
Nigel Stock
as John Forrester
Guy Middleton
as McCulloch

Crew

Sam Wood
Director
Victor Saville
Producer
Eric Maschwitz
Screenwriter
Claudine West
Screenwriter
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Frend
Editor
Alfred Junge
Art Director
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
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