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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 3 See more »

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Not Bad, But Not As Good As The First Two
16 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film begins with the school burning down and there is a trial for arson against the girls (all of them!). They are found guilty but set free by the judge. The girls are taken on a ship, supposedly going to the Greek Isles. The ever lovelorn Sargeant Gates (the wonderful Joyce Grenfell) goes to meet up with them to see whats going on. She ends up on a desert island with Flash Harry (George Cole) and another man who has designs on her. Will they save the girls? Do they need saving? This film is not as good as the other two, since it deemphasizes the girls. Its a lot more of an adult film, they are much more prominent. Its not bad, just not quite as good. As for whether Sargeant Gates gets married..see the film. Its fine, just not essential unless you want to watch the series (all 4 films are available in a box set but unfortunately with no extras). So, check it out if you want to.


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