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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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Miss Harker-Parker
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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

Following the art event at the Culture Festival, the same audience watching Hamlet appear to have had a change of wardrobe and a shower. See more »

Crazy Credits

The titles are by Ronald Searle whose original cartoons inspired the St Trinian's franchise. See more »

Connections

Follows The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) See more »

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Classic gentle heart-warming humour
18 October 2001 | by (Bath, UK) – See all my reviews

There is something beautifully reassuring and warm about this film. The story is almost incidental to the characters. It is packed with superb performances and is a feast of character actors. The comedy is often subtle, but beautifully presented. It ranges from slapstick to the pure surrealism. The bizarre military bath unit stationed in the desert, the ballet-dancing civil servants, the desert island cookery - all superb. The civil servant chap handing over his wallet had me in stitches too. Its innocence is wonderful, although if you look a little closer the darker side is visible, along with lots of little touches that give the whole thing surprising depth. It isn't going to suit everybody. I don't expect too many Americans or teenagers to get the point. It is however a superb piece of work.


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