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Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy | December 1957 (UK)
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

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Frank Launder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Capt. Romney Carlton-Ricketts (as Terry Thomas)
George Cole ... 'Flash' Harry
Joyce Grenfell ... Sgt. Ruby Gates
Alastair Sim ... Miss Amelia Fritton
Sabrina Sabrina ... Virginia
Lionel Jeffries ... Joe Mangan
Lloyd Lamble ... Superintendent Samuel Kemp-Bird
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Chief Constable
Terry Scott ... Police Sergeant
Ferdy Mayne ... Italian Police Inspector
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... Major
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Captain
Ronald Ibbs Ronald Ibbs ... Lieutenant
Judith Furse ... Dame Maud Hackshaw
Michael Ripper ... Eric - The Liftman
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Storyline

To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A NEW mad comedy

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fric-Fracs à gogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

John Harvel Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ruby warns Carlton-Ricketts about Mangan returning to the hotel room in Rome, she says "Cave". This is from the Latin word, "caveo", meaning "beware". See more »

Goofs

In The Belles of St. Trinian's, the headmistress is Miss Millicent Fritton, whereas in this film her name is Miss Amelia Fritton, despite being the same character and being played by the same actor. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Ruby Gates: You see, I'm here on a special case
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: What sort of case?
Sergeant Ruby Gates: Must I tell you?
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: I should jolly well think you should! You give me all that guff about being an interpreter, lead me up the garden path...
Sergeant Ruby Gates: Oh, please don't talk to me like that, Romney! I'm such a crazy, mixed-up policewoman!
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: Well, how do you think I feel? One second we're swapping sweet nothings to a Neapolitan love song, and the next moment we're up to our nostrils in Agatha Christie. A chap doesn't know where he stands!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

St.Trinian's School Song
(uncredited)
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Lyrics by Sidney Gilliat and Val Valentine
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Look Out Europe!
14 December 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This is the second installment in the St. Trinians set of films and it deals with the girls wanting to win a contest to go to Europe, specifically Rome, to meet a handsome bachelor prince. They creatively find a way to win the contest and they are on their way. The reason this film is not as immediate as the first is because it takes a while for them to finally make the trip. There is a story attached concerning stolen jewels also, which is germane to all this, but I didn't think it was all that interesting. However, there is better acting in this film. Terry Thomas is good and Joyce Grenfell returns as the sargeant, once again going undercover. So, not as good as "The Belles", but you'll want to see it because you want to see the films in the series.


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