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The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 March 1950 (UK)
Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wetherby Pond
... Muriel Whitchurch
... Conrad Matthews
... Arnold Billings
John Bentley ... Richard Tassell
... Victor Hyde-Brown
Percy Walsh ... Monsieur Joue
Arthur Howard ... Anthony Ramsden
... Rainbow
... Edwin
Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Hampstead
Muriel Aked ... Miss Jezzard
... Miss Gossage
Bernadette O'Farrell ... Miss Harper
Myrette Morven ... Miss Chapel
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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. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Cette sacrée jeunesse  »

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Trivia

John Turnbull's final film role. See more »

Goofs

During the class change scene, the knob on the banister gets broken, but can be seen soon after as unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Miss Gossage: Call me Sausage.
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The opening titles appear over drawings by Ronald Searle in the style of his St. Trinian's cartoons. See more »


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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
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80 mins of absolute joy
14 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

From the golden period of British films, this has my vote for one of the funniest of all time. Screened yesterday at my Film Society to a rapturous audience, I was astonished at how well the comedy has lasted (made in 1950!). It is really down to the expert timing and inimitable playing from two of the finest actors Britain has produced: Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim. Adapted from a play by John Dighton, this farce is briskly handled by director Frank Launder. The plot is simple: A ministry mistake billets a girls' school on a boys' school. I will always laugh when I think of this film.


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