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Goodbye, Mr. Chips Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This is a musical remake of the 1939 film. Arthur Chipping (Peter O'Toole) is the staid instructor at a posh school for boys where he dreams of becoming headmaster. He falls in love with Katherine (Petula Clark) and he helps the singing dance-hall girl polish her social skills. The two are married, but Katherine is killed during in an airplane crash on her way to entertain Allied troops. Arthur carries on, dedicating his life to her memory and teaching two generations of students who were lucky enough to have him for a teacher and a friend. Herbert Ross makes his directorial debut in this sentimental musical that never approached the success of the original. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Adapted Score 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Leslie Bricusse Best Original Score 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leslie Bricusse Best Score 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Peter O'Toole Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1969 Winner
National Board of Review Peter O'Toole Best Actor 1969 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter O'Toole Best Actor 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sian Phillips Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1969 Nominee

Cast

Peter O'Toole
as Arthur Chipping
Petula Clark
as Katherine
Michael Redgrave
as The Headmaster
George Baker
as Lord Sutterwick
Jack Hedley
as William Baxter
Sian Phillips
as Ursula Mossbank
Clinton Greyn
as Bill Calbury
Michael Culver
as Johnny Longbridge
Barbara Couper
as Mrs. Paunceforth
John Gugolka
as Sutterwick, Jr.
Michael Ridgeway
as David
Craig Marriott
as New Boy
Elspet Gray
as Lady Sutterwick
Jeremy Lloyd
as Johnson
Leo Britt
as Elder Master
Royston Tickner
as Policeman
Patricia Hayes
as Miss Honeybun
Mario Maranzana
as Pompeii Guide
Elspeth March
as Mrs. Summersthwaite
Clive Morton
as Gen. Paunceforth
Herbert Ross
Sheila Steafel
as Tilly
Jenny Runacre
Elspeth March
as Mrs. Summersthwaite
Sheila Steafel
as Tilly
Clive Morton
as Gen. Paunceforth
Mario Maranzana
as Pompeii Guide

Crew

Herbert Ross
Director
Terence Rattigan
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Leslie Bricusse
Composer (Music Score)
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Maurice Fowler
Art Director
Mort Abrahams
Associate Producer
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
Nora Kaye
Choreography
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