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

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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Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
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Amber Spottiswood
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Reg Varney ...
Gilbert
Raymond Huntley ...
Sir Horace, the Minister
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Portland Mason ...
Georgina
Terry Scott ...
Policeman
Eric Barker ...
Godfrey Winn ...
Truelove
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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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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Schoolgirls from a Catholic convent school in Altona, Hampshire were used as extras in the film. See more »

Goofs

At the board meeting, the position of the carafes, glasses and ashtrays varies between the general view and the close-ups. 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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Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Flamenco Dance
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Music by William Bell
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Jolly Hockey Sticks Part 4.
24 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The fourth part of the St. Trinian's themed films is the first to be shot in colour, and also the point where someone should have realised that this series had run out of steam. Based on Ronald Searle's demonic schoolgirls, this outing cribs off of the topical Great Train Robbery of the 60s, retains George Cole as a reassuring presence, while adding Dora Bryan and Frankie Howerd for some acting solidification.

It's not a bad film as such, in fact the last quarter, where a whole host of train shenanigans come into play, is great fun, it's just that it feels tired, less risky, like the makers were hedging their bets to get a box office winner (which came to fruition). Fast framing is a bit of a cheat, Howerd is wasted - or sleepwalking through the film? But Bryan is on hand for a bit of quality while the girls are all boisterous and minxy.

Enjoyable enough for those so inclined, even if it's utterly forgettable come the final credits. 6/10


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