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|
Katherine: I'm sorry, I wasn't in any danger.
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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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 poster art depicts a youthful Robert Donat (as he appears in the early scenes of the film) with the young Greer Garson. However, the two never appear together like this in the film. Chips is about fifty when he first meets Katherine, who is about half his age.
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