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The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 29 October 1954 (Ireland)
The schoolgirls of St. Trinian's are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the headmistress' brother.

Director:

Frank Launder

Writers:

Frank Launder (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Sim ... Millicent Fritton / Clarence Fritton
Joyce Grenfell ... P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates
George Cole George Cole ... Flash Harry
Hermione Baddeley ... Miss Drownder
Betty Ann Davies ... Miss Waters
Renee Houston ... Miss Brimmer (as Renée Houston)
Beryl Reid ... Miss Wilson
Irene Handl ... Miss Gale
Mary Merrall ... Miss Buckland
Joan Sims ... Miss Dawn
Balbina Balbina ... Mlle de St. Emilion
Jane Henderson Jane Henderson ... Miss Holland
Diana Day Diana Day ... Jackie
Jill Braidwood Jill Braidwood ... Florrie
Annabelle Covey Annabelle Covey ... Maudie
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After his 1st meeting with Millicent Fritton, Clarry Fritton pulls a 1/3rd pint of milk from his briefcase when he sits in his car. Children were given free milk at this time in this size bottle - the inference is that Clarry stole it on leaving the school. 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

Arabella: Monica Drew wasn't expelled when she burnt down the gymnasium.
Miss Fritton: The gymnasium was insured! The sports pavilion was not.
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Connections

Followed by St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) See more »

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George Cole is brilliant.......
31 October 2000 | by walmingtonSee all my reviews

The first and probably the best of the three original St. Trinian's films. What with Alastair Sim and Joyce Grenfell, this film will definitely make you laugh. However, I personally think what makes the film what it is is Flash Harry, the local cockney spiv played expertly well by George Cole. The interaction between Cole, Sim and Grenfell is magic. Flash Harry is a fantastic character and can't but make you laugh. A classic, classic film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1954 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Belles of St. Trinian's See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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