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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 December 1960 (UK)
The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

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Frank Launder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil Parker ... Professor Canford
George Cole ... 'Flash' Harry Cuthbert Edwards
Joyce Grenfell ... Sergeant Ruby Gates
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Culpepper-Brown
Thorley Walters ... Butters
Irene Handl ... Miss Harker-Parker
Dennis Price ... Gore Blackwood
Sidney James ... Alphonse O'Reilly
Julie Alexander Julie Alexander ... Rosalie Dawn
Lloyd Lamble ... Superintendent Samuel Kemp-Bird
Raymond Huntley ... Judge
Nicholas Phipps ... Major
Lisa Lee Lisa Lee ... Miss Brenner
John Le Mesurier ... Minister of Education
George Benson George Benson ... Defence Counsel
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When the school burns to the ground there's clearly been some arson around. The pupils are found guilty and the judge hands them into the care of a pretty dubious child psychiatrist. The sixth form are soon kidnapped and on their way to Arabia with the Ministry of Education, Barchester police, and an Army Bath Unit after them. But real rescue is at hand in the shape of Britain's finest fighting force - St. Trinian's fourth form. Written by J-26

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanades tou parthenagogeiou See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shirley Anne Field and Judy Cornwell auditioned for schoolgirl parts. See more »

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When the girls jump off the garden wall in the opening sequence it visibly wobbles. See more »

Crazy Credits

Behind the end credits the government characters are shown in pairs in their offices dancing a ballet suggested by a psychiatrist to alleviate stress caused by dealing with the school. See more »

Connections

Follows Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957) See more »

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The final outing for the girls from the original 3 films.....
1 November 2000 | by walmingtonSee all my reviews

This is the final of the three original St. Trinian's films. Alastair Sim doesn't appear in this one, which leaves quite a space but is filled well by new characters and extensions of existing ones. The plot is a lot different from the 2 before, in that it's more surreal. In the other 2, the fact that Flash Harry, a police woman and a professor would become stranded on a desert island wouldn't have happened. Neither would the storming of an Arab sheiks palace. The charceters of Sergeant Ruby Gates (Joyce Grenfell) and Flash Harry (George Cole) are explored much more, with us learning things like Harry's middle name and where Ruby's mother lives. Fantastic performances form the whole cast but I think Cole and Grenfell steal the show. Comedy at its best. Watch out for the scene in the strippers club. Watch Harry's face. Probably the best comedy without words ever.


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