Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Director: Herbert Ross Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2009
UPC: 0883929036684
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:34:00
Sales rank: 4,001

Special Features

Theatrical trailers of both 1939 and 1969 versions

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Mort Abrahams Associate Producer
Ken Adam Production Designer
Leslie Bricusse Score Composer
Maurice Fowler Art Director
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur P. Jacobs Producer
Nora Kaye Choreography
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Terence Rattigan Screenwriter
John Williams [composer] Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1. Overture. [4:01]
2. Fill the World With Love (1). [4:41]
3. Match Day Misery. [3:50]
4. Where Did My Childhood Go?: Intro. [3:31]
5. Where Did My Childhood Go?: Song. [3:28]
6. Flossie From Fulham. [2:43]
7. London Is London. [3:45]
8. Chips's Review [3:56]
9. Pompeii. [6:12]
10. And the Sky Smiled. [3:51]
11. Know Yourself. [3:25]
12. Katherine's Someone. [3:09]
13. Apollo. [2:04]
14. When I Am Older. [3:10]
15. The Right Address. [4:20]
16. Who Was That Lady? [5:01]
17. Now I Know. [2:23]
18. Walk Through the World. [4:17]
19. Mrs. Chipping. [3:48]
20. Fill the World With Love (2). [3:28]
21. Unsuitable. [3:02]
22. Intermission. [1:16]
23. Entr'acte. [:02]
24. What Shall I Do With Today? [1:59]
25. Everything I Hold Dear. [1:24]
26. What a Lot of Flowers. [6:17]
27. The Word Blackmail. [2:22]
28. Surprise Visitor. [3:49]
29. 15th Anniversary. [5:03]
30. Not Max's Choice. [3:13]
31. The Old Brute. [2:23]
32. School Days. [5:55]
33. New Headmaster. [1:55]
34. Resignation and Consideration. [3:20]
35. You and I. [5:00]
36. Good News. [2:20]
37. Bomber's Target. [4:56]
38. Sad Joke. [3:35]
39. Three Cheers For Chips. [5:41]
40. Hundreds, All Boys. [6:02]
41. Fill the World With Love (3). [4:38]
42. Exit Music. [2:36]

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read Hilton's book, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and have watched the old movie of the same name with Robert Donat, you might be a little bewildered by the story line of the musical version starring Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark. Don't let it throw you. The heart of Hilton's story about a shy schoolmaster living an orderly but lonely life at a British school for boys is still there. While on holiday, he meets again a stage actress he was introduced to previously by one of his former students. She charms the dust and cobwebs from his sleeping heart drawing him briefly into her theatre world. In contrast to the young men who vie for her attention, this schoolmaster is everything opposite of what the actress dreamed of wanting. It doesn't take long for her to recognize in him the special qualities that others seem to miss. Her certainty that they are meant to be together eventually overcomes his better judgement and they marry. Returning for the new school term, the newlyweds astonish faculty as well as students who believed the Greek master would stay a stodgy old bachelor the rest of his life. His appearance with a young and beautiful wife holds everyone speechless. Unknown to the Chippings there is one who attends the opening day of term ceremony casting not so kindly an eye on the happy couple, and so begins a plot for the new bride's removal. As it turns out, the shy schoolmaster is more than the opposition has bargained for! This version of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" may be different from the original thin book, but I find the changes are for the better. The book had been originally a short story in another publication and so it never had enough room for characters or plot to develop much. In the musical version there appears more elbow room. Placing the time line later than the book, the musical 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips" begins in the 1920s and glides into WWII, giving the character of the Mrs. Chips more time to exert a positive influence on her husband. In the book and early movie, she dies early in childbirth. Peter O'Toole does a masterly job of portraying Mr. Chips and his transformation from lonely misunderstood schoolmaster to honored and beloved headmaster. The chemistry between O'Toole and Clark is what makes the story believable. The musical numbers enhance the mood of the story without intruding. The sets and scenery transport you to another time, place and state of mind. A great popcorn movie to enjoy with the family! Whether you loved the book or the old movie, this version can easily stand on it's own merits so give it a try.