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An Oscar for a Great Briton,
This review is from: Goodbye Mr Chips  [DVD] (DVD)
If ever a film showcased a great talent it was 'Goodbye Mr Chips' and Robert Donat.
His performance is engaging and credible. From a young insecure new teacher, to a stale middle aged man, whose life is turned around by love, to an eccentric but lovable old fellow, Robert Donat takes you on a wonderful journey. He is in nearly every scene.
He deserved the Oscar he won. When you consider that Clark Gable was also Oscar nominated in 1939 for 'Gone With The Wind', you begin to realise what a great performance he gives.
Greer Garson's role is fairly small, but pivotal. She is on screen for surprisingly a short time, but makes a great impact.
The film shows a world long gone, if it ever existed, but Donat's great acting raises it well above sentimental. The end however, will move the tender hearted to tears.
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2010 12:17:30 GMT
Christopher Nash says:
The point is that Chips and Kathy are only together a short while, but she so completely transforms him, she's with him in spirit always, even after she dies.
Posted on 24 Mar 2013 16:09:44 GMT
J. E. Holmes says:
Not a world THAT long gone. reminds me of my school days at a minor public school
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