Announcing The Robert Donat Blogathon

Robert Donat is one of my favourite actors. I also consider him to be one of the greatest actors of the classic film era. He was one of those actors who could say so much with merely a glance or a gesture.He is sadly not very often discussed today, even among those of us in the classic film community. I think it’s high time that Robert had a blogathon held in his honour. 

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Robert and Madeleine Carroll in The 39 Steps. Image source IMDb.

For this Blogathon you can write about any of his films, any of his performances, and you can also write about Robert himself. Tribute posts are welcome. Favourite films/performances/characters lists and articles are very welcome too. 

I will only be allowing 2 duplicates per film title,and a maximum of two posts each. The Blogathon will be held on the 3rd,4th and 5th of July,2020. Please have your entries ready on or before those dates. If something happens and you know you’re going to be late publishing,or you won’t be able to take part at all, please do let me know as soon as you can.

Take one of the banners from below and pop it on your site somewhere to promote the event.Let me know what you want to write about. Check the list below to see who is writing about what. Let’s honour this lovely man and great actor. Happy writing and Robert Donat film watching!

Participation List

Films now claimed twice – The Winslow Boy, Knight Without Armour, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

MaddyLovesHerClassicFilms – The Winslow Boy – The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness

Pale Writer – The Winslow Boy

              FilmsOnTheBox- The Private Life Of Henry VIII

 Silver Screenings – The Ghost Goes West

SilverScreenClassics – The Citadel

The Poppity – Vacation From Marriage

Sister Celluloid – Knight Without Armour

                                                Dubsism – Captain Boycott

                                              Caftan Woman – The 39 Steps

                                           18 Cinema Lane – Goodbye, Mr.Chips

                                  The Midnite Drive – In – The Adventures Of Tartu

                                            Taking Up Room – The Adventures Of Tartu

                           Phyllis Loves Classic Movies –  The Count Of Monte Cristo

                                          Critic Retro – Knight Without Armour 

                            Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – Goodbye Mr. Chips 

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38 thoughts on “Announcing The Robert Donat Blogathon

  1. Paul

    I really should seek out more of his films. Other than “The 39 Steps” and “Goodbye, Mr. Chips”, I’m not really familiar with his work. But what I’ve seen so far is very impressive.


  2. WinthropJQuiggy

    Pretty sure I’ve got Adventures of Tartu (aka Sabotage Agent) buried in one of my multi-pack collections.


  3. cottagecaretakersyahoocom

    Dear Maddy,

    You’re so right that Robert Donat is under-appreciated. I haven’t even seen a film with him myself! It’s time to change that. I would love to participate in this blogathon with a review of “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” a film I have been wanting to watch and review for a while.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


  4. cottagecaretakersyahoocom

    Dear Maddy,

    As part of my weekly new Code film series on my website, I watched “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” for this week, intending it as a tribute to education during school lockdowns. However, after watching it, I remembered that I had signed up to watch and review it for your blogathon next month. I still want to participate, though. I am going to publish my review of this film later today. If I include a poster and a link to this page, could my article be an early entry in the blogathon? I would like to participate with another article when the blogathon actually arrives, though. Would “The Count of Monte Cristo” be alright?

    By the way, I would like to invite you to join our upcoming blogathon, The Code Classics Blogathon: It’s taking place mid-July, and it’s all about Code films from classic literature. We would love to have your talent in it!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan



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