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James Robertson Justice,
The boys of Melbury Primary School are plunged into turmoil when the new French Master turns out to be a Mistress! Madelin Leforge's (the French Mistress) effect on the boys is swift and amazing. Suddenly everyone wants extra French Lessons just to glimpse the teacher in revealing shorts and bikinis. As discipline crumbles, a scandal explodes when the Head discovers the mademoiselle's mother was an old flame. Madeline must be dismissed to save further embarrassments. But the boys take strike action to stop this from happening in a breezy comedy with plenty of ooh la la!Written by
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
Good cast is mostly wasted in this comedy set in a boys' school., which is turned upside down when the new French teacher turns out to be a sex bomb rather than a middle-aged woman. The boys are all agog.
The headmaster (Cecil Parker) also has the headache of thinking he may be the girl's father since he had met her mother on a mountain-climbing trip 25 years prior. His son (Ian Bannen) who also teaches at the school, starts to grow fond of his might-be sister.
Some funny bits are provided by James Robertson Justice as a wise-cracking teacher, Raymond Huntley as the sourpuss vicar, Athene Seyler as his sourpuss sister, Irene Handl as the battle-axe cook, Edith Sharpe as the matron, and Thorley Walters as the chairman of the governors. Agnes Laurent plays the teacher, but she's hard to understand.
This is one of those comedies that hinges on the characters' simply not stating the obvious. Parker never just tells anyone what the issue is. I never spotted Michael Crawford (18 or so at the time) who's listed as playing a student named Kent, not did I ever hear the name mentioned.
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