MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 48,851 this week

Inside a Girls' Dormitory (1953)
"Dortoir des grandes" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 57 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Detective Marco is assigned to investigate a murder that has occurred at an exclusive boarding school for adolescent girls. The victim is a popular, wealthy girl found strangled in her bed.... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 153 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Inside a Girls' Dormitory (1953)

Inside a Girls' Dormitory (1953) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inside a Girls' Dormitory.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Julietta (1953)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Jean Marais, Dany Robin, Jeanne Moreau
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Pierre Fresnay, Maria Winter, Raymond Rouleau. Fine film rendition of the adventures of Albert Schweitzer. Fresday is good in the title role as he tries to free natives of deadly diseases. 16mm.

Director: André Haguet
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Raymond Rouleau, Jean Debucourt
Orpheus (1950)
Fantasy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphee's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Cocteau
Stars: Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares
The Doctors (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Ralph Habib
Stars: Raymond Pellegrin, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Chevrier
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Pierre Unia
Stars: Maureen Legrand, Raphaele Henault, Myriam Soumare
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Inspecteur Désiré Marco
Françoise Arnoul ...
Aimée de La Capelle
Denise Grey ...
Mme. Hazard-Habran - La directrice
...
Julie - la serveuse
Noël Roquevert ...
Émile - L'aubergiste
Line Noro ...
Mlle. Brigitte Tournesac
Katherine Kath ...
Mlle Claude Persal
...
Le photographe Triboudot
Humberto Almazán ...
Da Costa
Pierre Morin ...
Inspecteur Broche
Jean Sylvère ...
Le receveur
Dany Carrel ...
Bettina de virmant
Nicole Gamma ...
Martine - Une pensionnaire (as Nicole Guézel)
Michèle Nancey ...
Michèle
Monique Arthur ...
Emma Lestandier (as Monique Artur)
Edit

Storyline

Detective Marco is assigned to investigate a murder that has occurred at an exclusive boarding school for adolescent girls. The victim is a popular, wealthy girl found strangled in her bed. The school director tells Marco she expects him to find the killer outside of the school, and she bristles at his insistent interrogations of the school staff and the students. Marco learns that two sadistic games were played the night of the murder and that the victim had been tied up. There are a number of suspects, including a teacher with an unnatural affection for one of the girls; a suspicious Spanish gentleman at the town-inn, and some of the pupils themselves. The dead girl's best friend gives the detective the victim's letters and some films. At a showing of the films, there is a sequence where an elderly, mild-mannered teacher is shown kissing with the disreputable town photographer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

STRANGE LOVE sets the pace for this most unusual suspense mystery

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inside a Girls' Dormitory  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Girls school
31 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The last good adaptation of a Stanislas Andre Steeman novel ("18 Fantômes")for the screen,(Clouzot's ones were the best :"Quai Des Orfèvres" "L'Assassin Habite Au 21"),"Dortoir des Grandes " (=-big- girls dormitory) remains one of Henry Decoin's best movies in the fifties .

The director is at ease with a detective story which includes film noir touches and a lot of good humor.Jean Marais portrays a very handsome cop who investigates in a girls school where a murder was committed (one of the students).A bevy of gorgeous young girls makes his work worthwhile ,but they are not paragons of virtue ,as the straight headmistress (a wonderful Denise Grey) thinks they are.Don't they dress up as ghosts at night to scare the supervisor?And one of their pastimes the "tied -up" game -one of the girl learned in England ,in France we do not do such things of course!- consists of tying a girl to her bed :if she can free herself during the night,she wins!And what about the victim? Doesn't she own a movie-camera?And if she films the turkey waddling on the yard,she has also immortalized very bad things which happen behind the teachers' back.

A gallery of weirdos have detailed portraits in "Dortoir Des Grandes" : a female maths teacher who seems to be fond of girls (she says: "I couldn't kill her!I wouldn't destroy beauty"),a supervisor who's afraid of everything,a headmistress overtaken by events ;and in the village ,a photograph (Louis de Funès!)who likes to take photographs of the young ladies in swimsuit till something better comes along...Jeanne Moreau as a servant who is asked by the cop to spy on the victim's soon-to-be stepfather (this charming man has already tried to rape his stepdaughter).

This is an exciting thriller ,which displays a lot of dynamism ,with an excellent final scene which will remind old viewers of prize giving day.

Like this?try these....

"Les Disparus de Saint Agil " Christian -Jaque 1938

"Le Visiteur" Jean Dreville 1946


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dortoir des grandes Juergen-Typ3-Kleinteile
Discuss Inside a Girls' Dormitory (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?