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John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)
Release Date:
10 September 1971 (UK) See more »
Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences. | Add synopsis »
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As good as an Ealing Comedy in its own way See more (5 total) »


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John Alderton ... Bernard Hedges

Deryck Guyler ... Norman Potter
Noel Howlett ... Mr. Cromwell
Joan Sanderson ... Doris Ewell
Richard Davies ... Mr. Price
Erik Chitty ... Mr. Smith

Patsy Rowlands ... Angela Cutforth
Peter Cleall ... Eric Duffy
Carol Hawkins ... Sharon Eversleigh
Liz Gebhardt ... Maureen Bullock
David Barry ... Frankie Abbott
Peter Denyer ... Dennis Dunstable
Malcolm McFee ... Peter Craven
Aziz Resham ... Feisal
Brinsley Forde ... Wesley
Jill Kerman ... Penny Wheeler
Norman Bird ... Reynolds
Barbara Mitchell ... Mrs. Abbott
Peter Bayliss ... Mr. Dunstable
Eve Pearce ... Mrs. Dunstable
Jack Smethurst ... Bus Driver
Daphne Heard ... Old Gypsy Lady
Nicholas Locise ... Nobbler (as Nicky Locise)
Brenda Cowling ... Mrs. Duffy
Richard Everett ... Malcolm
Hayden Evans ... Parsons
Fred Beauman ... Gypsy (as Frederick Beauman)
Graham Angell ... Kid
Gregory Scott ... Teacher
Jenny Irvine ... Pupil
George Georghiou ... Pupil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allen ... Irate Driver in Hillman Imp (uncredited)

Richard Calder ... Pupil (uncredited)
Todd Carty ... Boy in Assembly Wishing to Be Excused (uncredited)

Kevin Hudson ... Pupil (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Stuart 
Writing credits
John Esmonde (original story & screenplay) and
Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Bates .... executive producer
Leslie Grade .... executive producer
Andrew Mitchell .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Vickers  (as Mike Vickers)
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Casting by
Diana Parry 
Richard Price 
Art Direction by
Denys Pavitt 
Set Decoration by
Helen Thomas 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hair
Alex Garfath .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kelly .... assistant director
Art Department
Bill Dennison .... assistant art director (as Bill Bennison)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe
Music Department
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Sam Fonteyn .... original theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
Tony Tweedale .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

100 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Australia:G | Iceland:L | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2004)

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Carol Hawkins also replaced Penny Spencer as Sharon Eversleigh in the parent TV sitcom, and its spin-off "The Fenn Street Gang" (1971).See more »
Continuity: The washing-up bubbles on Frankie's face changes position several times.See more »
Eric Duffy:All right, the experiment has worked with us, but we're just kids. I still maintain we can get more significant results with a mature, intelligent, adult.
Dennis Dunstable:You mean, like one of the teachers?
Eric Duffy:I said *intelligent*, Den!
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Movie Connections:
References Quo Vadis (1951)See more »
School's Out (Please Sir! Theme)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
As good as an Ealing Comedy in its own way, 28 June 2008
Author: johnrowb from United Kingdom

Highly under-rated British comedy with many memorable characterisations, not a bad script, and a wonderful feel-good factor.

John Alderton is pretty much faultless as Hedges - this is fine comic acting.

Especially enjoyable if you grew up in the 1970s. Standout sequence for me is when Hedges (and we) think 5c have gone to bed for the night and he heads off to the pub with Price... only to bump into his pupils there. Nicely done.

Other amusing sequences also, and I can sum up the film using an expression of Dennis's (one of the characters)... "Yeah! Double NEAT!!"

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