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Category: Edition 1971

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Original Title GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS
Italian Title GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS
Category Official Competition
Festival Awards Best Feature Film (1971)
Section Official Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 155'
Production Year 1969
Nationality USA
Directed by Herbert Ross
Screenplay Terence Rattigan
Based on the book "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
by James Hilton
Production Design Ken Adam
Costume Design Julie Harris
Music John Williams
Main cast Peter O'Toole (Arthur Chipping)
Petula Clark (Katherine Bridges)
Michael Redgrave (Principal)
Alison Leggatt (Principal's Wife)
Siân Phillips (Ursula Mossbank)
Michael Bryant (Max Staefel)
Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs

---regista--- herbert rossHERBERT ROSS
Herbert David Ross was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1927.His stage debut came as "Third Witch" in a 1942 touring company of Macbeth. The next year brought his first Broadway performance credits with "Something for the Boys". By 1950, he was a choreographer with the American Ballet Theatre and choreographed his first Broadway production, the Arthur Schwartz-Dorothy Fields musical adaptation of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
Ross's first film assignment came as an uncredited choreographer on "Carmen Jones" (1954). In the UK, he choreographed "The Young Ones" (1961) and "Summer Holiday" (1963), both starring Cliff Richard. Later, he worked with Barbra Streisand as choreographer and director of musical numbers for "Funny Girl" (1968).
His film directorial debut came with the musical version of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969), with Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark, with which he won the first edition of Giffoni Film Festival in 1971.


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David Ortan
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