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|
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.
Mr. Chipping 'Mr. Chips': I thought I heard you saying it was a pity... pity I never had any children. But you're wrong. I have. Thousands of them. Thousands of them... and all boys.
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Greer Garson was initially offered a contract for MGM in 1937, but refused all the minor parts she was offered until she got the role of Kathy Ellis in this film.
Mr. Chips was modeled on W.H. Balgarnie, James Hilton's old classics master who taught for over 50 years at The Leys public school in Cambridge.
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