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The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980)

The girls of St. Trinian's decide they are being asked to do too much work so they go on strike.

Director:

Frank Launder

Writers:

Ronald Searle (inspired by the original drawings of the Girls and Staff of St Trinian's), Frank Launder (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Hancock ... Olga Vandemeer
Michael Hordern ... Sir Charles Hackforth
Joe Melia ... Flash Harry
Thorley Walters ... Hugo Culpepper Brown
Rodney Bewes ... Butters
Deborah Norton ... Miss Brenner
Maureen Lipman ... Miss Higgs
Julia McKenzie ... Miss Dormancott
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Mrs Mowbray
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Miss Martingale
Diana King Diana King ... Miss Mactavish
Luan Peters ... Poppy Adams
Barbara Hicks ... Miss Coke
Rosalind Knight ... Miss Walsh
Patsy Smart ... Miss Warmold
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The girls of St. Trinian's decide they are being asked to do too much work so they go on strike.

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Trivia

It was hoped that George Cole would play Flash Harry, but he was not free. See more »

Connections

Follows The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Trinian's School Song
(uncredited)
Composed by James Kenelm Clarke (ad James Clarke) & Malcolm Arnold
Performed by Girls' Chorus of More House School, Kensington, London
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A truly charmless film.
15 May 2001 | by Davo123See all my reviews

'Wildcats' is the fifth, last, and easily the worst of the St. Trinians films. Made after a fourteen year gap, it attempts to bring the series up to date, but the results just look too forced.

The plot of the film is simple; the pupils wish to form a trade union in order to demand luxuries from the government. As a premise this could have really worked, and had some good possibilities. But the film just blunders along aimlessly, with a poorly thought out plot, poor dialogue, and wooden characters.

This film lacks the attributes that made its predecessors so successful; in 'Wildcats' the girls seem to lack the confidence, and resourcefulness that has always characterized the classic St.Trinian pupil. The other characters have also been over exaggerated; particularly 'Flash Harry'!! What were the film makers thinking of? why destroy his credibility with that silly hat and satchel?

Overall, I don't recommend this film, there are much better ones to see. 2/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1980 (Australia) See more »

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1980年の5作目 See more »

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Wildcat Productions See more »
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Mono

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