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The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ...
Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
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Amber Spottiswood
George Cole ...
Reg Varney ...
Gilbert
Raymond Huntley ...
Sir Horace, the Minister
Richard Wattis ...
Portland Mason ...
Georgina
Terry Scott ...
Policeman
Eric Barker ...
Godfrey Winn ...
Truelove
Colin Gordon ...
Noakes
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Leonard Edwards (as Desmond Walter Ellis)
Arthur Mullard ...
Big Jim
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William (Willy the Jelly-Man)
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Maxie
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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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11 March 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ena trello thiriotrofeio No 2  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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This was Cyril Chamberlain's final film before his death on April 30, 1974 at the age of 65. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

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Flamenco Dance
(uncredited)
Music by William Bell
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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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