Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Sam Wood and Sidney Franklin and produced by Victor Saville.
The film was based on the novel Goodbye Mr. Chips and also The Atlantic Magazine Short Story written by James Hilton published in 1934 (novel); April 1934 (magazine).
Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Robert Donat||Won|
|Best Actress||Greer Garson||Nominated|
|Best Director||Sam Wood||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Charles Frend||Nominated|
|Best Writing||R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz||Nominated|
[on his first day at Brookfield School, Mr. Chipping is attempting to bring his unruly class under his control]
Mr. Chipping 'Mr. Chips': Silence! Silence! I'll have no more of it!
John Colley: No more silence, sir?
Katherine: It must be tremendously interesting to be a schoolmaster, to watch boys grow up and help them along; to see their characters develop and what they become when they leave school and the world gets hold of them. I don't see how you could ever get old in a world that's always young.
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34-year-old Robert Donat ages 63 years (1870-1933) over the course of the film. He remarked: "As soon as I put the mustache on, I felt the part, even if I did look like a great Airedale come out of a puddle."
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 26, 1941 with Greer Garson reprising her film role.
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