Filming Goodbye, Mr Chips at Westbury, Sherborne, 1968.

Two MGM units were involved in the filming at Sherborne.  The first unit being responsible for the main filming, and the second unit taking ‘outside shots’ of minor activities, such as boys in cricket nets, or in dormitories, or wearing Corps uniforms, or just background pictures generally.  Boys working with the second unit had more fun, not least because the Director’s wife, Nora Kaye, a former American ballerina, was generally in charge, and had entertainingly strange ideas of life in an English Public School!

Goodbye, Mr Chips daily filming schedule at Sherborne:

16 July 1968: Exterior School, roll call no.1 (1924) – Chips, Prefect & 300 boys.

16 July 1968: Exterior deserted school (1924), 2nd Unit.

17 July 1968: Exterior School, roll call no.2 (1939) – Chips, Katherine, Headmaster, David, Boy, 300 boys.

17 July 1968: Exterior deserted school (1924), 2nd Unit.

18 July 1968: Exterior School (1939) – Chips, Katherine, Max, Boy, 300 boys.

18 July 1968: Exterior deserted school (1924), 2nd Unit.

19 July 1968: Exterior School (1939) – Chips, Max, Baxter, 100 boys.

19 July 1968: Exterior School Quad, Song no.5 (1924) – 300 boys.

19 July 1968: Exterior deserted school (1924), 2nd Unit.

21 July 1968: Exterior Station, Song no.5 (1924) – 300 boys, 3 porters.

22 July 1968: Exterior Park, Song no.5 (1924) – 300 boys.

23 July 1968: Exterior School Gates, Abbey Close and Sherborne streets, Song no.5 (1924) – 300 boys.

24 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field (The Terrace) (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, Lady Sutterwick, Baxter, Price, Max, Johnson, Masters, 300 boys, 400 crowd.

25 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, Lady Sutterwick, Baxter, Price, Max, Johnson, Masters, 300 boys, 400 crowd.

25 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – John Gugolka.

26 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, Lady Sutterwick, Baxter, Price, Max, Johnson, Masters, 300 boys, 400 crowd.

25 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Laurie Heath, Pierre Bedenes, Chris Barrington, John Shelly, John Bertorrelli, Donald Torr, Louis Shelton-Williams, Andrew Sketchly, Dennis Connelly, Michael Cashman.

27 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, Lady Sutterwick, Baxter, Price, Max, Johnson, Masters, 300 boys, 400 crowd, tennis clad boy.

27 July 1968: Exterior Cricket Field and Swimming Pool (1924), 2nd Unit – Nicholas Leahy, Lance Hayman, David Shulton, Edward Chappell, Michael Crockett, Brandon Hawkins.

29 July 1968: Exterior Station – Chips, new boy, 3 porters.

29 July 1968: Interior Music Room and Lab, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Pierre Bedenes, Dennis Connelly.

30 July 1968: Exterior Field (Sherborne Castle) (1939) – Katherine, David, 100 boys, 5 masters.

30 July 1968: Exterior Fields, Sherborne Castle, Flight of Steps, School Quad, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Carlo Cura, Chris Comber, David Arden, Paul Landow, Preston Hayman, Chris Barrington, double for Chips.

31 July 1968: Exterior Field (1939 & Song no.7 (1924) – Chips, Katherine, David, 100 boys, 5 masters.

31 July 1968: Interior Library, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Brandon Hawkins, Jonathon Deans.

1 August 1968: Exterior School, roll call no.3 (1944) – Chips, 300 boys.

1 August 1968: Interior Dining Room, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Paul Landow, Paul Kalie.

2 August 1968: Exterior School, roll call no.3 (1944) – Chips, Baxter, 300 boys.

2 August 1968: Interior Locker Room, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Louis Sheldon-Williams.

3 August 1968: Exterior School, roll call area (1945) – Chips, Baxter, Price, Johnson, 20 masters, 10 masters’ wives, 300 boys.

3 August 1968: Interior/exterior corridor stairway (1944) – Chips, Gresham, Policeman.

3 August 1968: Interior Bathroom, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Nigel Grice.

5 August 1968: Exterior/interior Chips’ classroom and quad, Songs no.2 & 7 (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Max, Tennis clad boy, 2 crowd masters, 100 boys.

5 August 1968: Interior Bathroom, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Nigel Grice.

6 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall & Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Dickinson-Brown, masters, wives, 200 crowd, 300 boys.

6 August 1968: Interior Tuck Shop, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Edward Chappell, Christopher Comber.

7 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall & Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Max, Lord Sutterwick, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, 1st & 2nd Masters, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th boys, Baxter, Price, Johnson, 20 masters, 10 wives, 50 boys.

7 August 1968: Interior Classroom, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Lance Hayman.

8 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall & Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Max, Lord Sutterwick, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, 1st & 2nd Masters, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th boys, Baxter, Price, Johnson, Katherine, 20 masters, 10 wives, 50 boys.

8 August 1968: Interior Shower, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Carlos Cura, Andrew Sketchley.

9 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall & Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Max, Lord Sutterwick, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, 1st & 2nd Masters, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th boys, Baxter, Price, Johnson, 20 masters, 10 wives, 50 boys.

9 August 1968: Interior Dormitory, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Nicholas Leahy.

10 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall & Abbey Close (1924) – Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, 15 masters, 10 wives, 150 boys.

10 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall – side door by School roll call area (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, 15 masters, 10 wives, 150 boys.

10 August 1968: Interior Dormitory, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Nicholas Leahy.

12 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall – School Cloisters (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, 15 masters, 10 wives, 150 boys.

12 August 1968: Interior Dormitory, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Burton, Norton, Peplow, Brown, Burrows, Pierce, Landow, Reed, Nolte, Woolston, Skip, Brice, Comber, Pilditch, Ward, Gugolka, Brooks, Reynolds, Lock, Frazer, Horton, Grant.

13 August 1968: Exterior Assembly Hall – School to Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Headmaster, Headmaster’s wife, Lord Sutterwick, 15 masters, 10 wives, 150 boys.

13 August 1968: Interior Dormitory, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Burton, Norton, Peplow, Brown, Burrows, Pierce, Landow, Reed, Nolte, Woolston, Skip, Brice, Comber, Pilditch, Ward, Gugolka, Brooks, Reynolds, Lock, Frazer, Horton, Grant.

14 August 1968: Exterior Market Place (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Max, 60 shoppers, bus driver, bus conductor, 1 policeman.

14 August 1968: Exterior Market Place (1939) – Katherine, David, master’s wife, 40 crowd.

14 August 1968: Interior Gym, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Stephen Reed, Timothy Horton.

15 August 1968: Exterior Chips’ House and Assembly Hall – Abbey Close (1944 & 1945) – Chips, Katherine, Honeybun, 2 boys.

15 August 1968: Interior Gym, Song no.5 (1924), 2nd Unit – Robert McGill, Paul Kalie.

16 August 1968: Exterior Flower Song, song no.7 (1924) – Katherine, boys.

16 August 1968: Exterior School Roll Call no.2 and Chips’ House, Helicopter and Spitfire Aircraft (1939), 2nd Unit – Double for Chips, 300 boys.

17 August 1968: Exterior School (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Baxter, Max, Price, Johnson, 15 masters, 100 boys.

17 August 1968: Interior Abbey and Chapel, 2nd Unit.

19 August 1968: Exterior School (1924) – Chips, Headmaster, Baxter, Price, Johnson, Max, 15 masters, 100 boys.

20 August 1968: Exterior steps leading from library (1939) – Chips, Katherine, Headmaster.

20 August 1968: Exterior Chips’ House – Abbey Close (1924) – Chips, Katherine.

22 August 1968: Interior Chips’ classroom (1924) – Chips, young Sutterwick, Simpson, 18 boys.

23 August 1968: Interior Chips’ classroom (1924) – Chips, young Sutterwick, Simpson, 18 boys.

24 August 1968: Interior Abbey (1924) – Chips, Katherine, Baxter, Lord Sutterwick, Lady Sutterwick, 200 crowd, 300 boys, choir, padre.

26 August 1968: Interior Chips’ House – dining room, song no.7 (1939 & 1924) – Chips, Katherine, David, boy, 60 boys.

27 August 1968: Interior School library (1944) – Chips, Headmaster, Lord Sutterwick, Baxter, Chairman, servant.

28 August 1968: Interior Common Room (1924) – Chips, Max, Baxter, Price, Johnson, young master, 30 masters.

29 August 1968: Interior Common Room (1924) – Chips, Max, Baxter, Price, Johnson, young master, 30 masters, 100 boys.

30 August 1968: Interior dormitory, Song 5 (1924) – Chips, 50 boys.

31 August 1968: Pack and return to London.

3 December 1968: Travel to Sherborne.

4 December 1968: Exterior streets and TV shop (1969) – Sutterwick junior (1968), 6 boys, extras.

4 December 1968: Exterior station (1903) – Chips.

4 December 1968: Exterior school (1903) – Chips, 50 boys.

5 December 1968: Exterior Mrs Wickett’s (1969) – Sutterwick junior (1968), 6 boys.

5 December 1968: Exterior bridge by Mrs Wickett’s, song no.1 (reprise) (1969) – Chips.

5 December 1968: Exterior Chips’ house (1969), song no.1 (reprise) (1969) – Chips, boys.

5 December 1968: Exterior roll call area, song no.1 (reprise) (1969) – Chips, young master, 300 boys.

6 December 1968: Pack and return to London.

 

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