- Languages: English and French
- Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1939
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1939 -
Best Actor: Robert Donat
Description by OLDIES.com:
Since the time of Sir Francis Drake, English lads have come to Brookfield School as frightened boys...and emerged years later as able young men ready to shoulder the burdens of Empire. The best of England is the Brookfield tradition - a tradition embodied by the aging headmaster affectionately known as Mr. Chips.
In his Academy Award-winning performance, Robert Donat portrays a stiff, unpopular schoolmaster converted by love into an inspirational molder of lives. Greer Garson makes her Oscar-nominated movie debut as the lady whose zest for life schools the schoolmaster. The lesson sticks. So does this timeless, affectionate movie. All who treasure the memory of a beloved teacher will treasure Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Based on the novel by James Hilton, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS is the story of a shy English schoolmaster who dedicates his life to his boys. In an Oscar-winning performance, Robert Donat plays Mr. Chipping, a young classics scholar en route to his first assignment at the reputable Brookfield school. Although his first interactions with the boys go miserably, he remains determined to become headmaster. But Chipping is simply too stuck on propriety to ever become popular with the students. Depressed, Chipping goes hiking in the Tyrols, where he meets Katherine Ellis (Greer Garson, in her first screen role). The two meet again on the Danube in Vienna, where they waltz the night away and kiss for the first time. Katherine becomes Mrs. Chipping, and she renames him Mr. Chips when they return together to Brookfield. Over time, the charming Mrs. Chipping turns Mr. Chips into an amiable gentleman who is adored by his pupils. But just when the world looks its rosiest, the depths of tragedy await Mr. Chips. Directed by Sam Wood, highly regarded for his handling of collegiate subjects and tearjerking themes, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1939.
- GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS is well lodged in English history and popular culture. It was based on the real life of William H. Balgairne, who taught at the Leys School in Cambridge. The film was shot at the Repton School, which was founded in 1557. Numerous students and faculty members worked on the film for free, and the location fee for the use of the school was turned into a scholarship fund. The film was a great success in England.
- GOODBYE MR. CHIPS marked the film debut for actress Greer Garson. She received an Oscar nomination for her performance. The film received several Oscar nominations, but the awards went largely to the mother of all epic films, GONE WITH THE WIND.