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Release Date:
29 October 1954 (Ireland) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Blu-ray Review: 'The Belles of St. Trinian's'
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Alastair Sim ... Millicent Fritton / Clarence Fritton
Joyce Grenfell ... P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates

George Cole ... Flash Harry

Hermione Baddeley ... 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
Pauline Drewett ... Celia
Jean Langston ... Rosie
Lloyd Lamble ... Superintendent Kemp Bird

Richard Wattis ... Manton Bassett

Guy Middleton ... Eric Rowbottom-Smith
Arthur Howard ... Wilfred Woodley

Michael Ripper ... Albert Faning

Eric Pohlmann ... The Sultan of Makyad

Sidney James ... Benny
Martin Walker ... Hankinson
Noel Hood ... Bilston School Mistress (as Noël Hood)

Vivienne Martin ... Arabella
Elizabeth Griffiths ... Gladys

Andree Melly ... Lucretia (as Andrée Melly)

Belinda Lee ... Amanda
Michael Kelly ... Bill
Tommy Duggan ... Joe
Paul Connell ... Sam
Lorna Henderson ... Fatima
Vivien Wood ... Miss Anderson (as Vivienne Wood)
Cara Stevens ... Sultan's Secretary
Jerry Verno ... Alf - the Bookmaker
Jack Doyle ... Assistant Trainer
Windsor Cottage ... The Horse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Alfred ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Michael Balfour ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Pam Ballard ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Jennifer Beach ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Alanna Boyce ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Heather Bradley ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Shirley Burniston ... Prefect (uncredited)
Sandra Caron ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Sandra Scott Carr ... Fourth Former (uncredited)

Roger Delgado ... Sultan's Aide (uncredited)

Shirley Eaton ... Sixth Former (uncredited)

Catherine Feller ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Gillian Ferguson ... Celeste West (uncredited)
Irene French ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Raymond Glendenning ... Commentator (uncredited)
Mandy Harper ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Gilbert Harrison ... Young Clerk (uncredited)
Damaris Hayman ... Visiting Parent (uncredited)
Lillemor Knudsen ... Sixth Former (uncredited)
Sally Lahee ... Parent (uncredited)

Dilys Laye ... Sixth Former (uncredited)
Henry B. Longhurst ... Doctor (uncredited)
Norman Maitland ... Parent (uncredited)
Marcia Manolescue ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Myrette Morven ... Parent (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ... Henchman (uncredited)
Dominica More O'Ferrall ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Marigold Russell ... Sixth Former (uncredited)
Mavis Sage ... Fourth Former (uncredited)
Arthur Sandifer ... Railway Porter (uncredited)
Stuart Saunders ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Ronald Searle ... Visiting Parent (uncredited)
Barry Steele ... Fred Smith (uncredited)
Jim Tyson ... Butcher (uncredited)
Sandra Walden ... Extra (uncredited)
Jacquie Wallis ... Fourth Former (uncredited)

Ann Way ... Sixth Former (uncredited)
Kaye Webb ... Parent (uncredited)

Carol White ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Barbara Windsor ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Launder 
Writing credits
Frank Launder (screenplay) &
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) and
Val Valentine (screenplay)

Ronald Searle (inspired by the original drawings of the Girls and Staff of St Trinian's)

Produced by
Sidney Gilliat .... producer
Frank Launder .... producer
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
Cinematography by
Stanley Pavey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell 
Art Direction by
Joseph Bato 
Costume Design by
Anna Duse 
Makeup Department
Gladys Atkinson .... hairdresser
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sydney Streeter .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Maxwell .... assistant director
Jack N. Green .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Adrian Pryce-Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Hoesli .... assistant art director (uncredited)
William Hutchinson .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Moll .... draughtsman (uncredited)
James Sawyer .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Teddy Darvas .... dubbing editor
Red Law .... sound recordist
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
Peter Dukelow .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Ibbetson .... camera operator
Peter Broxup .... focus puller (uncredited)
Alan Hall .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ray Hearne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ray Jones .... grip (uncredited)
Reg Pope .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe
Charles Guerin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tony Lower .... assistant editor
John Beaton .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Teddy Darvas .... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Other crew
Olga Brook .... continuity
Cyril Coke .... assistant to producers
Ronald Searle .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Miss Fritton founded St. Trinian's School during the General Strike of 1926.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The shadow on the wall of Arab Boy seen by Ruby Gates is obviously made by a cut-out.See more »
[an explosion has occured in the Chemistry room]
Miss Fritton:Oh dear. I told Bessie to be careful with that nitro-glycerine!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in St. Trinian's (2007)See more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
George Cole is brilliant......., 31 October 2000
Author: ( from Bristol, England

the first and probably the best of the three original St. Trinian's films. What with Alastir Sim and Joyce Grenfell, this film will definitely make you laugh. however, I personally think what makes the film what it is is Flash Harry, the local cockney spiv played expertly well by George Cole. The interaction between Cole, Sim and Grenfell is magic. Flash Harry is a fantastic character and can't but make you laugh. A classic, classic film.

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