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The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

 -  Comedy  -  5 May 1955 (Australia)
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

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Joyce Grenfell ...
George Cole ...
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Miss Drownder
Betty Ann Davies ...
Miss Waters
Renee Houston ...
Miss Brimmer (as Renée Houston)
Beryl Reid ...
Miss Wilson
Irene Handl ...
Miss Gale
Mary Merrall ...
Miss Buckland
Joan Sims ...
Miss Dawn
Balbina ...
Mlle de St. Emilion
Jane Henderson ...
Miss Holland
Diana Day ...
Jackie
Jill Braidwood ...
Florrie
Annabelle Covey ...
Maudie
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The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher, and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Ballade i pigepensionen  »

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Trivia

The school motto, written under the silver cup stands, is "In flagrante delicto", Latin for "a burning offense". However, it was commonly used in British divorce cases as a euphemism for caught in the act of sex. It would, of course, hardly be the motto of a girls' school. See more »

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The shadow on the wall of Arab Boy seen by Ruby Gates is obviously made by a cut-out. See more »

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[an explosion has occured in the Chemistry room]
Miss Fritton: Oh dear. I told Bessie to be careful with that nitro-glycerine!
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Followed by Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) See more »

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British fun that spawned an industry
3 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first of five St Trinian's films (although the last is usually discounted) was based around artist Ronald Searle's schoolgirl characters, and features the wonderful Alastair Sim in drag as Millicent Fritton, headmistress, as well as her own brother. Much of the humour is dated, yet curiously touching and outrageous in today's PC world - the girls drink, gamble, smoke and are later sold off to rich Arabs, yet always remain in charge, defeating bureaucrats, police, judges and other establishment figures as they maraud across England. Perhaps because the films have been so regularly seen on TV, St Trinians still inspires fancy dress parties and club nights. The films have recurring characters that include PC Ruby Gates (Joyce Grenfell) and Flash Harry (George Cole). The precursor to the entire series is a charming film called 'The Happiest Days Of Your Life' (1950).


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