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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

 -  Comedy  -  22 January 1961 (UK)
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The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil Parker ...
Professor Canford
George Cole ...
Joyce Grenfell ...
Eric Barker ...
Thorley Walters ...
Irene Handl ...
Miss Harker-Parker
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Sidney James ...
Julie Alexander ...
Rosalie Dawn
Lloyd Lamble ...
Raymond Huntley ...
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Nicholas Phipps ...
Major
Lisa Lee ...
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Minister of Education
George Benson ...
Defence Counsel
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When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue is at hand in the shape of Britain's finest fighting force - St. Trinian's fourth form. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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22 January 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Satanades tou parthenagogeiou  »

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Described by director Frank Launder as "perhaps the most intellectual of the St. Trinian's films". See more »

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At the end of the film the church used as the exterior is clearly not the same one used for the interior. See more »

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Followed by St. Trinian's (2007) See more »

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The final outing for the girls from the original 3 films.....
1 November 2000 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

This is the final of the three original St. Trinian's films. Alastair Sim doesn't appear in this one, which leaves quite a space but is filled well by new characters and extensions of existing ones. The plot is a lot different from the 2 before, in that it's more surreal. In the other 2, the fact that Flash Harry, a police woman and a professor would become stranded on a desert island wouldn't have happened. Neither would the storming of an Arab sheiks palace. The charceters of Sergeant Ruby Gates (Joyce Grenfell) and Flash Harry (George Cole) are explored much more, with us learning things like Harry's middle name and where Ruby's mother lives. Fantastic performances form the whole cast but I think Cole and Grenfell steal the show. Comedy at its best. Watch out for the scene in the strippers club. Watch Harry's face. Probably the best comedy without words ever.


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