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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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Cast

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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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Trivia

A reference to the films of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation occurs when the St Swithin's teachers arrive. Gossage (Joyce Grenfell) loudly strikes the gong in the hall, whereupon Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford) tells her it to "... tap it gently. We're not here to announce a film." 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: My mind is made up on one thing Miss Whitchurch: if I sink, you sink with me!
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After the end credits have rolled, we see Rainbow and Edwin collapsed exhausted on the playing field. A very early example of a now commonplace device. See more »

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Featured in The Long Day Closes (1992) See more »

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80 mins of absolute joy
14 April 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

From the golden period of British films, this has my vote for one of the funniest of all time. Screened yesterday at my Film Society to a rapturous audience, I was astonished at how well the comedy has lasted (made in 1950!). It is really down to the expert timing and inimitable playing from two of the finest actors Britain has produced: Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim. Adapted from a play by John Dighton, this farce is briskly handled by director Frank Launder. The plot is simple: A ministry mistake billets a girls' school on a boys' school. I will always laugh when I think of this film.


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