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Please Sir! (1971)

Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences.

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Mark Stuart

Writers:

John Esmonde (original story & screenplay), Bob Larbey (original story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Alderton ... Bernard Hedges
Deryck Guyler ... Norman Potter
Noel Howlett ... Mr. Cromwell
Joan Sanderson Joan Sanderson ... Doris Ewell
Richard Davies Richard Davies ... Mr. Price
Erik Chitty Erik Chitty ... Mr. Smith
Patsy Rowlands ... Angela Cutforth
Peter Cleall Peter Cleall ... Eric Duffy
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Sharon Eversleigh
Liz Gebhardt Liz Gebhardt ... Maureen Bullock
David Barry David Barry ... Frankie Abbott
Peter Denyer Peter Denyer ... Dennis Dunstable
Malcolm McFee Malcolm McFee ... Peter Craven
Aziz Resham Aziz Resham ... Feisal
Brinsley Forde Brinsley Forde ... Wesley
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Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1971 (UK) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The schools attending the Woodbridge Rural Centre are Fenn Street Secondary School, Bow Lane and the red-blazered Boulters. See more »

Goofs

When Angela leaps on Bernard at the end and says 'At last, you're mine', the movement of her lips in not in sync with the words. See more »

Quotes

[Bernard has barged into the meeting about the school camp]
Doris Ewell: The party will consist of thirty-five children.
Bernard Hedges: Didn't you leave out the word *privileged*, Miss Ewell?
Norman Potter: Aye aye, would you burst into the United Nations like that?
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Referenced in The Offence (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

La La La Lu (I Love You)
Written by Michael Vickers (uncredited)
Music Director, Arranged and Conducted by John Scott
Sung by Cilla Black
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As good as an Ealing Comedy in its own way
28 June 2008 | by johnrowbSee all my reviews

Highly under-rated British comedy with many memorable characterisations, not a bad script, and a wonderful feel-good factor.

John Alderton is pretty much faultless as Hedges - this is fine comic acting.

Especially enjoyable if you grew up in the 1970s. Standout sequence for me is when Hedges (and we) think 5c have gone to bed for the night and he heads off to the pub with Price... only to bump into his pupils there. Nicely done.

Other amusing sequences also, and I can sum up the film using an expression of Dennis's (one of the characters)... "Yeah! Double NEAT!!"


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