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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

This was Joyce Grenfell's final appearance in the "St. Trinian's" film series. 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

Behind the end credits the government characters are shown in pairs in their offices dancing a ballet suggested by a psychiatrist to alleviate stress caused by dealing with the school. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980) 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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