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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 ...
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Harold Goodwin ...
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Muriel Aked ...
Joyce Grenfell ...
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Cette sacrée jeunesse  »

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Trivia

There is a reference to 'Oliver Twist' when the students are served porridge and a young boy says "Please, sir, I don't want any more. No, sir!". See more »

Goofs

During the class change scene, the knob on the banister gets broken, but can be seen 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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Be prepared to laugh out loud
28 November 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the flat-out drollest movies of all-time. Sim and Rutherford are at their best matching wits over the predicament of an all-boys and all-girls school sharing the same quarters. Slapstick has never been this sophisticated.


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