Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.
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Did You Know?
A reference to the films of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation occurs when the St Swithin's teachers arrive. Gossage (Joyce Grenfell
) loudly strikes the gong in the hall, whereupon Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford
) tells her "A tap, Gossage. I said a tap. You're not introducing a film." See more
The boys' and girls' fight on the playing field seems far from antagonistic: most of the cast appear to be suppressing laughter. See more
[Looking at the Master's bookshelf
Memoirs of Casanova! Wasn't that the book we caught Jessica James reading in the closet?
After the end credits have rolled, we see Rainbow and Edwin collapsed exhausted on the playing field. A very early example of a now commonplace device. See more
The Theme from 'The Third Man'
Written and performed by Anton Karas
Heard as a wake-up alarm when Pond is sleeping in the bath See more