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The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 March 1950 (UK)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Conrad Matthews
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Arnold Billings
John Bentley ...
Richard Tassell
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Percy Walsh ...
Monsieur Joue
Arthur Howard ...
Anthony Ramsden
Edward Rigby ...
Rainbow
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Edwin
Gladys Henson ...
Muriel Aked ...
Miss Jezzard
Joyce Grenfell ...
Bernadette O'Farrell ...
Miss Harper
Myrette Morven ...
Miss Chapel
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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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Also Known As:

Cette sacrée jeunesse  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and places in this picture are fictitious and any similarity to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. 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

Muriel Whitchurch: Ladies, you are facing your supreme test. Remember our netball cry.
Miss Gossage: Effort, St Swithin's, effort.
Muriel Whitchurch: Quite so, Miss Gossage.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles appear over drawings by Ronald Searle in the style of his St. Trinian's cartoons. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Oliver Twist (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Theme from 'The Third Man'
Written and performed by Anton Karas
Heard as a wake-up alarm when Pond is sleeping in the bath
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Classic!
9 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is just plain lovely. It's funny as hell and as old as the hills. The acting is superb and it's fascinating seeing post-war Britain and how we used to behave in those days. This seems to have been some pre-runner to the St. Trinians films (given the Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford connection - there's also a very young George Cole in there who appeared in many St. Trinians films) but I don't myself understand the connection. It was shown on BBC4 recently after a biography of St. Trinians creator Ronald Searle, however I missed enough of the biography to miss the connection with this film. Anyway a great film in its own right and something that should be preserved for all time!


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