Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film)

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1939 feature film based on the novel by James Hilton which tells the life story of a teacher at an English public school.

The 1939 film adaptation starred Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills and Paul Henreid.

It was adapted by R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West and Eric Maschwitz from the novel.

The movie was directed by Sam Wood.

Goodbye Mr. Chips was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Direction, Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, and Sound. Robert Donat won for Best Actor, beating out Clark Gable, but Goodbye, Mr. Chips lost to Gone With the Wind in five of the six remaining categories (in the sixth, Best Sound, both lost to the otherwise undistinguished When Tomorrow Comes).