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Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (1948)

 |  Drama  |  27 September 1948 (UK)
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An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marius Goring ...
Greta Gynt ...
Isobel Lester
Raymond Huntley ...
Edward Chapman ...
Mary Jerrold ...
Mrs. Perrin
Ralph Truman ...
Sir Joshua Varley
Maurice Jones ...
Lloyd Pearson ...
May MacDonald ...
Mrs. Dormer
Viola Lyel ...
Mrs. Comber
Archie Harradine ...
Donald Barclay ...
Rogers (as Don Barclay)
Pat Nye ...


An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves. Written by Steve Crook <>

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27 September 1948 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hemlig kärlek  »

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Marius Goring, who played the aging Mr Perrin, was actually four years younger than David Farrar, who played the much younger Mr Traill. See more »

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The new teacher, David Farrar, disturbs the life of the established teacher, Marius Goring
10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill" is very underrated on IMDb at 5.6. I rate it as 8, a very good motion picture. It is a psychological film noir. This is not obvious at the outset, but the dramatic elements build up to an excellent and unpredictable conclusion.

The acting is of a high caliber. David Farrar (Mr. Traill) easily projects his character, an ex-soldier who is used to a loose and open kind of camaraderie and community. Marius Goring is terrific as Mr. Perrin, who is an inhibited bachelor, looks and acts old for his age, and has a very set way of life and position in the Banfield school for boys. Greta Gynt is the attractive nurse or matron whom Goring favors but lacks the courage to pursue vigorously to marriage. Farrar and Gynt, on the other hand, make a natural match. Finally, beside the other teachers and boys, there is Raymond Huntley, playing the imperious and evil head of the school. He likes nothing better than controlling and emasculating the teachers under his authority. Huntley often played roles of authority with a kind of cruelty not evident in his demeanor. He had this down pat.

Soon after taking his first teaching job, Farrar and Goring are at odds. Goring sees affronts where none are intended.

The directing and acting are of a high order, because the story grabs us, holds our interest and is fresh some 65 years later. It is not dated.

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