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Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (1948)

An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves.

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Moy-Thompson
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Mary Jerrold ...
Mrs. Perrin
Ralph Truman ...
Comber
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Sir Joshua Varley
Maurice Jones ...
Clinton
Lloyd Pearson ...
Dormer
May MacDonald ...
Mrs. Dormer (as May Macdonald)
Viola Lyel ...
Mrs. Comber
Archie Harradine ...
White
Donald Barclay ...
Rogers
Pat Nye ...
Matron
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An elderly British schoolmaster is upset when a new teacher comes to the school and is an immediate success with the boys. The older man thinks he isn't getting the respect he deserves. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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27 September 1948 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hemlig kärlek  »

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Marius Goring, who played the aging Mr Perrin, was actually four years younger than David Farrar, who played the much younger Mr Traill. See more »

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David Traill: You know where you are with boys - if you treat 'em decently they won't let you down.
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Rivalry between school teachers all the way to the bitter end
22 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Most school films are usually most interesting because of unavoidable intrigues and complications with the constant presence of a variety of beautiful wives at risk and mischievous but innocent children, that more often than not succeed in making things worse without intending it. This is certainly no exception. Mr Perrin has been 21 years with the school and is one day suddenly challenged by a new master who has everything he lacks: an easy way with children earning him immediate sympathy and popularity, success with women, good looks and admirable sportsmanship. Mr Perrin's nickname is 'Pompo', which unfortunately he deserves. Marius Goring makes an unforgettable character out of him, living alone with his mother, being awkward with women for his shyness and getting harassed by the awful headmaster, who drives the whole school crazy by nasty covert means. Conflicts are inevitable and start with petty quarrels about bath-tubs, umbrellas and things like that but are gradually exacerbated to a horrendous degree. Whatever will come out of this towering trivial storm? It's impossible to guess, but in the end you risk having your eyes staring and starting out of their sockets. David Farrar is the younger handsome teacher in a typical part of his, he is also drinking here like in most of his films, and although it's unnecessary of him to worsen the conflict you have to agree that he just can't help it. It's a tremendous film of a storm in a teacup, but it's amazing how such an idyll of a teacup can produce such a storm...


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