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Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1957 (UK)
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Kauhukakarat tappotuulella  »

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The plot device of the Italian Prince Bruno and his possible marriage to an American starlet echoes the wedding of Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly the previous year. See more »

Goofs

During the water polo scene, the Union Flag is flying upside down. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Ruby Gates: [dancing cheek-to-cheek in a Parisian boite] The French are so romantic!
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: Yes, but are they sincere?
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Followed by The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980) See more »

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not as good as The Belles of ..., but diverting
14 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The Belles of St Trinian's' was a hard act to follow, so it isn't surprising that this film doesn't even try. Apart from brief top and tail appearances of Alistair Sim as Miss Fritton, it is left to character actor Lionel Jeffries to take the mantle and lead the girls into glory, i.e. into George Cole's marriage bureau seeking to find a mate for a foreign prince in Rome.

Familiar faces are back - Joyce Grenfell, Richard Wattis - alongside Terry-Thomas, Terry Scott, Kenneth Griffith, and other big names of the 1950s comedy scene. The girls are as riotous as ever, and there is a nice turn from Judith Furze as Dame Maud, the unfortunate replacement head of the worst girls' school in the world! 'Blue Murder at St Trinian's' flags at times, but some bits are extremely funny, and one can sympathise with the Ministry of Education and their need for calming pills!


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