After wealthy philanthropist Piers Pomfrey has expressed an unusual interest in a ring found by her niece Annabelle Miss Fritton explains that she is descended from a pirate who,in 1598,stole treasure from another pirate,Pomfrey's ancestor. The location of the treasure is to be found when the ring and its double are put together. Felonious ex-pupil Kelly and Miss Fritton's former lover Geoffrey are brought in to help the school steal the second ring from the evil Pomfrey's misogynistic secret society,leading to a showdown at the Globe Theatre and an amazing revelation as to the identity of pirate captain Fritton,as well as that of William Shakespeare. Written by
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Lots of things impressed me about this film. The incredibly imaginative plot takes the action into several widely varied settings, all of which I thought were painstakingly realised. The girls are a wonderfully diverse bunch and I liked the way in which, in spite of their differences, they make getting along with each other more important than their rivalries. The humour is plentiful and is nice and evenly spread over the entire film. For me the girls' comments amongst themselves provided some of the funniest moments, but there is also plenty of witty absurdity present throughout the suspenseful plot. Good use is also occasionally made of the background music (some of which I thought bore more than a passing resemblance to what I've heard in other films). In truth, I was never all that keen on early British comedies. However, I'm glad I didn't let that put me off seeing this as I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish!
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