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

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 11 March 1966 (UK)
The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Writers:

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 »

Company Credits

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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

Followed by St. Trinian's (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Trinian's School Song
(uncredited)
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Lyrics by Sidney Gilliat and Val Valentine
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User Reviews

 
Dora Bryan and her unruly girls go for honours!
30 May 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

A lesser St Trinian's film, this does benefit from scatty Dora Bryan as the headmistress; Raymond Huntley as her MP beau; Richard Wattis and co as men from the ministry; and Frankie Howerd, Reg Varney, Arthur Mullard and others as train robbers.

If you have seen the other films, you know the formula. The St Trinian's schoolgirls are little terrors who frighten the life out of authority and everyone else. The teachers are boozers, smokers, fighters, and gamblers. Put these together and the plot will sizzle.

Not as good as the others, and drags a bit towards the end, but it is a fun film which diverts for at least an hour.


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