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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
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
Norman Mitchell ...
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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 (1955), The Carpetbaggers (1964), and Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill (1964); 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 »

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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 »

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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Followed by St. Trinian's (2007) See more »

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It Happened
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Written by Dick Morgan
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Not so funny.
4 June 2003 | by (stockholm, sweden) – See all my reviews

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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