History[ edit ] The story was originally issued inas a supplement to the British Weekly, an evangelical newspaper. It came to prominence when it was reprinted as the lead piece of the April issue of The Atlantic. The success of the Atlantic Monthly publication prompted a book deal between the author and the US publisher Little, Brown and Companywho published the story in book form for the first time in June The Great Depression had elevated business risks for most publishing houses, and Little, Brown were no exception.
Production notes[ Mr chips ] A draft of a musical adaptation of Goodbye, Mr. Chips was on file in the M-G-M script department since A few years later, it was back on track with its share of pre-production problems, including several changes in the casting of the lead roles.
First, Richard Burton and Samantha Eggar were signed. Then Lee Remick replaced Eggar. Remick sued MGM for damages. Champion also eventually resigned,  and the film ultimately became the first-time directorial effort of choreographer Herbert Ross.
Much of the film was made on location. In London59 Strand-on-the-Green Mr chips Chiswick served as Katherine's home, and the Salisbury, a popular bar in the West End theatre district, was the setting for a scene in which Chips and Katherine shared a drink after a performance of Medea.
Sherborne School in Dorset stood in for Brookfield, and scenes were filmed in the town of Sherborne. This included scenes at Sherborne station where withdrawn 'Brighton line' 4 LAV electric multiple unit numbers and were hauled down in October for filming before being hauled away for scrapping on 22 October Petula Mr chips two musical production numbers were choreographed by director Ross' wife Nora Kaye.
Ken Adam served as the film's art directorand Julie Harris was responsible for the costume design. Following the film's initial roadshow bookingsand before it headed into neighborhood theaters, many of the film's musical numbers were deleted, a questionable decision considering many of them were instrumental in explaining the characters' inner thoughts and emotions.
They also were eliminated from initial television network broadcasts but have been reinstated for viewings on TCM. Intervening years have brought a new appreciation for it, as well as John Williams ' underscore and orchestrations.
The character of Ursula Mossbank has been said to be inspired by actress Tallulah Bankhead. The time frame of the original story was advanced by several decades, now starting in the s, continuing through the Second World Warand ending in the late s.
Also, it does not show Chipping's first arrival at the Brookfield School, but starts with him already an established member of the teaching staff.
Additionally, the character of Katherine Bridges has been transformed into a music hall soubrette. In the earlier filmas in the novel, Katherine dies in childbirth, after a much shorter marriage. Critical reception[ edit ] For the most part the reviews were lukewarm, although both O'Toole and Clark were universally praised for their performances and the obvious chemistry between them.
Having been forced to abandon his usual mechanical flamboyance, he gives Chips an air of genuine, if seedy, grandeur that shines through dozens of make-up changes… Miss Clark is a fine rock singer with the quality of a somewhat tough Julie Andrews which I like and is not to be confused with Miss Andrews's steely cool … The film is the first directorial effort of Herbert Ross…the sort of director who depends heavily on the use of the zoom, the boom and the helicopter, which gives the movie the contradictory look of a mod-Victorian valentine…[he] has handled the musical sequences…more or less as soliloquies.
O'Toole talks his with such charm that I almost suspected he was lip-syncing Rex Harrison 's voice, and Miss Clark belts hers in good, modified Streisand style. Chips uses its budget quietly, with good taste, and succeeds in being a big movie without being a gross one.
I think I enjoyed it about as much as any road show since Funny Girl.
And that surprised me, since so much of the critical reaction has been negative. Even at its worst, Chips is inoffensive in its sentimentality. At its best, it's the first film since The Two of Us that I genuinely feel deserves to be called heartwarming…the Hilton story was a best seller but hardly a work of art.
By modernizing the action, Rattigan has made it possible for the movie to mirror changes in the English class structure during the two decades when it was most obviously becoming obsolete… As the schoolmaster and his wife, Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark are exactly right. O'Toole succeeds in creating a character that is aloof, chillingly correct, terribly reserved—and charming all the same…Miss Clark carries most of the musical duties in the film, and carries them well…one of the best things about Chips is that Ross has concentrated on telling his story, and hasn't let the songs intrude.
If she had come along twenty years ago, a time the screen knew a mercurial presence when it saw one, she would have been a much bigger star than she ever has a chance of being now.
The playing is superb. Peter O'Toole is a prim and angular Chips who wears a look of permanent insecurity; Miss Clark is a soft, sweet-smelling, dimpled doughnut with powdery cheeks and witty anxiety, like a new Jean Arthur.
Together they are perfect counterparts… Goodbye, Mr. Chips is, I'm afraid, very square indeed, but thanks to an idyllic cast and a magnificent director, there is so much love and beauty in it that it made my heart stop with joy.
I found it all quite irresistible.
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