Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips, based on James Hilton's novel, is a melodrama about a shy British teacher named Mr. Chipping (Robert Donat) who devotes his life to teaching "his boys" after the death of his lovely, energetic American wife… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 28, 1939
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Robert Donat at the peak of his skills... as moving today as it was upon its premiere.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

A standard story delivered well with not many stylistic discretions, which gives it a timeless quality.

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Christopher Null

Start with It's a Wonderful Life and take away Christmas and all the bad stuff that happens, and you've got this movie.

Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Inspirational, touching, classic work with Robert Donat's Oscar winning performance.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The original inspirational-teacher story, and a beloved valentine to classical education, tradition, and the English public boarding schools of a bygone era.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Not as cloying as you might think; Donat is engaging, and Greer Garson is simply luminous.

Emanuel Levy

Robert Donat gives a strong performance as a legendary school teacher in this sentimental tribute, which introduced to American audiences British actress Greer Garson.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...should continue to provide pleasure for as long as people value characterization and heart above plot contrivances and technical effects.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A fine central performance from Robert Donat

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Devon Bott
Good old Mr. Chips has been teaching at the Brookfield public school for several hundred years, or so the boys say. In "Goodbye, Mr. Chips",… More
Cameron Johnson
"Goodbye, Mr. Chips; who could hang a name on you when you change with every new day? Still, I'm gonna miss you!" Oh no, wait, this isn't… More
Jeremy Smith
Arthur Chipping is certianly one of the greatest heros ever to grace the screen, played by Robert Donat in his Oscar winning perfromance. Goodbye Mr. Chips is… More
Mark K
School shapes and defines both student and teacher, and we get a nice example of this in the 1939 version of Goodbye Mr. Chips. This classic tale of the… More
John Ballantine
The original Chips continues to be a film classic. The film is ahead of its time in terms of realizing that war has victims on all sides even those who are on… More
Marcus Woolcott
Twee, melodramatic, and linear are the words that spring to mind.