Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) – The Touching European Vacation Romance

On TCM very early this morning 1/22/17-I always have responded with strong emotion whenever I think about Robert Donat as the beloved teacher in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). I love the style of Oscar winning here Donat’s acting as well as the British school atmosphere and European vacation settings where Chips meets the love of his life, Katerine—played by the wonderful Greer Garson.  Catch the scene where Donat and Garson perform a ballroom waltz-one of the great acting/dancing moments in movie history. And this romance was encouraged by the great Paul Henreid as Staefel, a kindly fellow teacher, who prompted Mr. Chips to join him on this summer vacation.

images donat Garson waltzimage Donat Garson on a hikeimages henrich donat in Chips

 

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