Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film) This is the best known screen version, starring Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills and Paul Henreid. Donat won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the lead role, beating Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, and Laurence Olivier.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969 film) A relatively unsuccessful musical film version appeared, starring Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark. This version moved the timeline forward to Chips; career beginning in the early twentieth century and later career covering the second, rather than first, world war. While most critics deemed the songs unnecessary, both O'Toole and Clark were universally praised for their performances and the obvious chemistry between them; O'Toole was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.