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The Happiest Days Of Your Life DVD Review

11 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Frank Launder

Starring: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Guy Middleton, Joyce Grenfell, John Bentley

Cert: U

Running Time: 81 mins

Extras: Andy Merriman on Margaret Rutherford, Martin Rowson on Ronald Searle, Michael Brooke on The Happiest Days Of Your Life

The St Trinian’s film series left a lasting comedic legacy, but the big screen effort that kick-started it all is less well-remembered. That imbalance is one StudioCanal seek to redress as The Happiest Days Of Your Life is released to buy, its gallery of memorable faces clearer than ever thanks to a fresh restoration.

Based on John Dighton‘s stage farce, the story concerns boys and girls clashing head on due to the inept and immovable forces of government bureaucracy. This satirical element (reportedly inspired by post-war administrative chaos) runs through the piece, but overall the tone is light, fluffy and punctuated by downbeat British wit. Formidably lazy headmaster Alastair Sim runs Nutbourne College, »

- Steve Palace

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