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Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave

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An aging teacher at an English all-boys' school reflects on his years as a Latin teacher as he prepares to retire. The crusty Mr. Arthur Chipping (O'Toole) remembers those students who seemed to get under his skin and he theirs. He especially remembers his wonderful romance and eventual marriage to a beautiful, vivacious chorine named Katharine (Clark) with whom it seemed impossible because of class prejudices and agism to have a lasting relationship. She utterly transformed his life (which the viewer sees very vividly and hears in song.). And he remembers the horrors of World War II and how it changed his life and the surrounding community.

Musical based on the James Hilton novel. There was also a 1939 film based on the same book.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   teacher Lover is...    -   of a different social class    -   much older/younger

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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