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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

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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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

This was Joyce Grenfell's final appearance in the "St. Trinian's" film series. See more »

Goofs

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

Crazy Credits

The titles are by Ronald Searle whose original cartoons inspired the St Trinian's franchise. See more »

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Followed by St Trinian's 3: Battle of the Sexes See more »

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Not Bad, But Not As Good As The First Two
16 December 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film begins with the school burning down and there is a trial for arson against the girls (all of them!). They are found guilty but set free by the judge. The girls are taken on a ship, supposedly going to the Greek Isles. The ever lovelorn Sargeant Gates (the wonderful Joyce Grenfell) goes to meet up with them to see whats going on. She ends up on a desert island with Flash Harry (George Cole) and another man who has designs on her. Will they save the girls? Do they need saving? This film is not as good as the other two, since it deemphasizes the girls. Its a lot more of an adult film, they are much more prominent. Its not bad, just not quite as good. As for whether Sargeant Gates gets married..see the film. Its fine, just not essential unless you want to watch the series (all 4 films are available in a box set but unfortunately with no extras). So, check it out if you want to.


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