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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

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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Shirley Anne Field and Judy Cornwell auditioned for schoolgirl parts. 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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Follows Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) See more »

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Fast moving and pre-Monty Python
5 March 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just watched this on TV, and it was great to see so many well known actors looking young ! This film is very interesting as a part of our British cultural heritage, and a window on a time when Pythonesque humour was developing.

The idea of a British schoolgirl being a stripper in a club called "Mohammed's" in "Arabia" may seem awfully non-PC today, but the other characters are also caricatures of British types.

I particularly enjoyed the British Officer in the "Bath" unit and his preoccupation with Scotch. But as another reviewer has said, George Cole is outstanding.

Great fun.


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