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The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

 -  Comedy  -  8 March 1950 (UK)
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

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Margaret Rutherford ...
John Turnbull ...
Richard Wattis ...
John Bentley ...
Guy Middleton ...
Percy Walsh ...
Arthur Howard ...
Edward Rigby ...
Harold Goodwin ...
Edwin: Staff of Nutbourne
Gladys Henson ...
Muriel Aked ...
Joyce Grenfell ...
Bernadette O'Farrell ...
Myrette Morven ...
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Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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8 March 1950 (UK)  »

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George Benson replaced John Boxer. See more »

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During the class change scene, the knob on the banister gets broken, but can be see soon after as unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Wetherby Pond: [responding in exasperation to Miss Whitchurch informing him that her girls will arrive imminently, as St Swithin's is a boarding school that specializes in outposts] Madam, I don't care where they come from or even if the sun never sets upon them.
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This classic British comedy leaves a warm, cheerful glow.

No point in giving too many plot details here, just take the basic premise of an all girls school being assigned to an all boys school by mistake, add that on the same day the girl's headmistress has to show a group of visiting parents around while the boy's headmaster (who is due to be promoted to a senior position at a new college) has to show his new employers around and I think you'll get the picture.

This fifty year old comedy wears well. The pace is frantic, like a French farce with doors opening and closing and much dashing along corridors with split second timing as the two groups try to avoid each other. Magaret Rutherford and Alistair Sim ham it up superbly and there are many familiar faces in the supporting cast, all of whom react with great professionalism. At ninety minutes the film doesn't out stay it's welcome, and there's even time for a little romance that doesn't slow up the action one bit. Incidentally I had forgotten how sexy the gym outfits of English schoolgirls of that period were. It bought back memories.


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