Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Melodrama, Marriage Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 28, 1939 (USA)  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.



athlete, boarding-school, forbidden-love, headmaster, love, marriage, retirement, romance, school, teacher, widow/widower


High Artistic Quality