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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ...
Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
Amber Spottiswood
George Cole ...
Reg Varney ...
Raymond Huntley ...
Sir Horace, the Minister
Richard Wattis ...
Portland Mason ...
Terry Scott ...
Eric Barker ...
Godfrey Winn ...
Colin Gordon ...
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Leonard Edwards (as Desmond Walter Ellis)
Arthur Mullard ...
Big Jim
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

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Release Date:

11 March 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ena trello thiriotrofeio No 2  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Cole (Flash Harry) and Michael Ripper (Eric the liftman) are the only actors to appear in all four of the original "St. Trinian's" films. See more »


Flash Harry's surname is said to be Hackett. However, in both Blue Murder at St. Trinian's and The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's, it was given as Edwards. See more »


Alphonse of Monte Carlo: [about his two daughters education] The poor lambs were only receiving the three R's, so to speak.
Amber Spottiswood: Well it's always nice to have your R's to fall back on I always say.
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Fun as the comedy series gets back on track.
19 October 2003 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't expecting to enjoy this movie. After all, the previous film in this series, 'The Pure Hell Of' was a bit of a disappointment and the question was, six years later, could this movie get the series back on track?

The answer is yes, 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery', after a slightly slow start, is a very funny movie, the funniest in the series since 'Blue Murder'. Learning from the mistakes of 'Pure Hell', this movie returns to the school-based comedy that we all know and love.

It has its faults, of course. For example some of the series' most familiar faces are absent (there is no Alistair Sim or Joyce Grenfell, for example), while a sadly ill-looking Eric Barker appears only for a few seconds. But all in all, the influx of new faces (including the likes of Frankie Howerd and Dora Bryan) works to the movie's advantage. Also the rail track capers that conclude the movie are very funny indeed.

The less said about the awful theme song, the better I think, but any movie that contains the line 'Knock them about democratically' deserves to be remembered.

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