When the St. Trinian's school library is being moved into the new building, the French Mistress (played by Carole Ann Ford) accidentally drops four paperbacks from a pile of books, and the camera zooms in on their covers: The Perfumed Garden, by Cheikh Nefzaoui; Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence; The Carpetbaggers, by Harold Robbins; and Fanny Hill, by John Cleland. All four are erotic classics with scandalous reputations, regarded (at the time) as suitable only for men - hence the joke of their being seen in a girls' school. The last three had had recent movie adaptations in Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Carpetbaggers, and Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure; and the D H Lawrence novel had recently been the subject of a sensational criminal trial in London, in 1963, in which the publisher had been prosecuted for obscenity. See more »
When Harry is in the signal box to stop the robber's train he pulls a lever back toward him and we then see the signal drop to danger. After the girls have uncoupled the wagon, he pushes the lever forward again and the signal returns to clear. These actions are the wrong way round. Signal levers are pulled back to raise the signal to clear, pushed forward again to return to danger. See more »
This, a fourth film about the infamous St Trinians school just doestn´t work on a number of levels. Whilst George Cole has been consistently good throughout the series, this movie really needed an actor of Alastair Sim´s magnitutude to make an impression. The few laughs are laboured and it is certainly the weakest in the entire St Trinians canon. Helps pass a Sunday afternoon, I suppose, but offers little in terms of laughs or general entertainment.
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