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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips





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A presentation of ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, Goodbye, Mr. Chips aired on PBS in October 2003. Based on the novel by James Hilton, this adaptation was directed by British filmmaker Stuart Orme. The story follows the life of beloved Latin schoolteacher Mr. Chipping (Martin Clunes). As a young man, he arrives at Brookfield boarding school in the 1880s. He makes friends German teacher Max Staefel (Conleth Hill) and marries the intelligent socialite Katherine Bridges (Victoria Hamilton). As his students grow to adore him, he's nicknamed "Mr. Chips" and given a promotion. However, he experiences years of sadness after Kathie dies in childbirth. Then WWI breaks out and his friend Staefel is forced to leave the school due to the fascist new headmaster, Ralston (Patrick Malahide). Finally, Mr. Chips reflects on his career at a retirement party. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
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On DVD: Jan 6, 2004


Martin Clunes
as Mr. Chipping
Victoria Hamilton
as Kathy Chipping
Conleth Hill
as Max Staefel
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Masterpiece Theatre does it again.This is a beautifully rendered version of the beloved story. The acting, and photography, are top notch. The dialogue is very well written, and engaging. I think this is just as good as all the other versions I have seen. Clune's performance is not only outstanding, but very touching and heartfelt. There are scenes that brought me to tears. His expressive features underscore his solid acting. A very nice retelling.

Cynthia S.

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