Girls' School (1938)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Freeman
Nan Grey ...
Linda Simpson
Michael Hendragin
Dorothy Moore ...
Betty Fleet
Miss Laurel
Miss Armstrong
Margaret Tallichet ...
Peggy Moran ...
Kenneth Howell ...
Cecil Cunningham ...
Miss Brewster
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Simpson
Heather Thatcher ...
Miss Brackett
Virginia Howell ...
Miss MacBeth


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30 September 1938 (USA)  »

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The Romantic Age  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ann Doran (Miss Smith) and Franklin Pangborn (M'sieur) are in studio records/casting call lists for those roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »


Hail to Thee (School Song)
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Sung a cappella by students and faculty at breakfast
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I recommend this film strongly to anyone with a genuine love of cinema
17 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

What is there to possibly say about a film with such depth, such breadth and such vision? Bringing to mind the work of a young Howard Hawks, the breathtaking scope of the 1938 Girls' School leaves this reviewer baffled as to the lack of attention it received from that year's Academy Awards - perhaps the consequence of being light years ahead of its time in both theme and content. Even so, the incredible, timeless cinematography should have made it a cast-iron certainty for recognition.

Perhaps it was also a consequences of the Academy's well-known reluctance to recognize comedic brilliance, as few films can have tickled the ribs of so many as this work of outstanding genius.

I recommend this film strongly to anyone with a genuine love of avant-garde cinema, and anyone who wants to see a sure fire winner for all the family.

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