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The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 29 October 1954 (Ireland)
These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

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... Millicent Fritton / Clarence Fritton
... P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates
... Flash Harry
... Miss Drownder
... Miss Waters
... Miss Brimmer (as Renée Houston)
... Miss Wilson
... Miss Gale
... Miss Buckland
... Miss Dawn
Balbina ... Mlle de St. Emilion
Jane Henderson ... Miss Holland
Diana Day ... Jackie
Jill Braidwood ... Florrie
Annabelle Covey ... Maudie
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The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton, bookie brother of headmistress Millicent, ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher, and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Family

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29 October 1954 (Ireland)  »

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Ballade i pigepensionen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Flash Harry Edwards was born in 1928. When he was 12 years old in 1940, Miss Fritton employed him as a boot boy. See more »

Goofs

The shadow on the wall of Arab Boy seen by Ruby Gates is obviously made by a cut-out. See more »

Quotes

[an explosion has occured in the Chemistry room]
Miss Fritton: Oh dear. I told Bessie to be careful with that nitro-glycerine!
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Followed by St Trinian's 3: Battle of the Sexes See more »

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An absolute gem.
15 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This bright hilarious English comedy about school girl antics is a neglected gem. The significant question is where is the audience? The film is rated 10 by most voters, but how many voters is that? They don't make comedies like this anymore because the films don't get distributed or seen. I would never miss a chance to see this old art house classic again. But where are the art houses?


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