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The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

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Frank Launder (original story), Sidney Gilliat (original story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ... Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
Dora Bryan ... Amber Spottiswood
George Cole ... 'Flash' Harry
Reg Varney Reg Varney ... Gilbert
Raymond Huntley ... Sir Horace, the Minister
Richard Wattis ... Manton Bassett
Portland Mason Portland Mason ... Georgina
Terry Scott ... Policeman
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Culpepper Brown
Godfrey Winn Godfrey Winn ... Truelove
Colin Gordon ... Noakes
Desmond Walter-Ellis Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Leonard Edwards (as Desmond Walter Ellis)
Arthur Mullard Arthur Mullard ... Big Jim
Norman Mitchell ... William (Willy the Jelly-Man)
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Maxie
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Storyline

The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ena trello thiriotrofeio No 2 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part of Butters was first offered to Thorley Walters, who played the role in The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960) and who subsequently played Mr Culpepper-Brown in The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Harry is in the signal box to stop the robber's train he pulls a lever back toward him and we then see the signal drop to danger. After the girls have uncoupled the wagon, he pushes the lever forward again and the signal returns to clear. These actions are the wrong way round. Signal levers are pulled back to raise the signal to clear, pushed forward again to return to danger. See more »

Quotes

Alphonse of Monte Carlo: [about his two daughters education] The poor lambs were only receiving the three R's, so to speak.
Amber Spottiswood: Well it's always nice to have your R's to fall back on I always say.
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Connections

Follows The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Trinian's School Song
(uncredited)
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Lyrics by Sidney Gilliat and Val Valentine
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Updating The Series Hasn't Improved It
14 January 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

In my review of PURE HELL OF ST TRINIANS I mentioned that the comedy is very much dated when watched today . I guess the idea with THE GREAT ST TRINIANS TRAIN ROBBERY was to update it to the 1960s : It references the great train robbery of 1964 ( Interesting to note the connection with THUNDERBALL ) , it mentions " a new Labour government correcting the mismangement of 13 years of Tory misrule " and the movie is shot in colour with a new title tune . However despite these attempts to make it accessible to a cinema audience in 1966 ( Who would have gone to the cinema to watch a black and white movie ? ) this film suffers from the other failings of the series - it's badly plotted with characters and situations coming and going with little focus . like the other movies featuring the pupils from hell there is little screen time given to the eponymous girl pupils who seem to be there as a plot device more than anything else and even in 1966 native audiences would have probably found the parochial humour too British when compared to American financed Brit productions like DR NO , ZULU and ALFIE thereby dating this movie as soon as it came out


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