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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

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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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 December 1960 (UK)  »

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Satanades tou parthenagogeiou  »

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Trivia

Thorley Walters would go on to get a sort of promotion in Wildcats At St Trinian's where he plays Butters superior, Culpepper-Brown. See more »

Goofs

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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The end credits include one for 'Camels by Abdullah'. See more »

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Followed by St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) See more »

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Aw Hell!
11 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Third time the charm? Well, not really. This installment in the original and classic St. Trinian's films doesn't actually take place at St. Trinian's at all! The school is a pile of embers at the top of the first reel! Gone, too, is Alistair Sim (everyone's favorite Scrooge) in the drag double role as headmistress and her brother. The up side is this allows more shenanigans from the likes of Joyce Grenfell (a personal favorite) and the supporting cast. But with school girls of St. Trins only set decoration, it's just not the same. There's a remake of the original that's also spawned two sequels (Rupert Everett subs for Sim) but these are inferior goods - stick to the glorious black and white originals!


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