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Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy | December 1957 (UK)
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

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Capt. Romney Carlton-Ricketts (as Terry Thomas)
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'Flash' Harry
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Miss Amelia Fritton
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Virginia
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Lloyd Lamble ...
Superintendent Samuel Kemp-Bird
Raymond Rollett ...
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Police Sergeant
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Italian Police Inspector
Thorley Walters ...
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Cyril Chamberlain ...
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Ronald Ibbs ...
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Dame Maud Hackshaw
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Eric - The Liftman
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A NEW mad comedy

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December 1957 (UK)  »

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Fric-Fracs à gogo  »

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Trivia

"Scuola La Lupa", the name of the Italian school, can be translated as the School of the She-Wolves. See more »

Goofs

When the buses leave St Trinian's, the leading bus knocks down the arch over the gateway. It can hardly have come in this way without knocking it down. Nor is it likely to have increased in height as it leaves laden with the girls and their equipment. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Ruby Gates: [dancing cheek-to-cheek in a Parisian boite] The French are so romantic!
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: Yes, but are they sincere?
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Followed by The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980) See more »

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Santa Lucia
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Arranged by Malcolm Arnold
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not as good as The Belles of ..., but diverting
14 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

'The Belles of St Trinian's' was a hard act to follow, so it isn't surprising that this film doesn't even try. Apart from brief top and tail appearances of Alistair Sim as Miss Fritton, it is left to character actor Lionel Jeffries to take the mantle and lead the girls into glory, i.e. into George Cole's marriage bureau seeking to find a mate for a foreign prince in Rome.

Familiar faces are back - Joyce Grenfell, Richard Wattis - alongside Terry-Thomas, Terry Scott, Kenneth Griffith, and other big names of the 1950s comedy scene. The girls are as riotous as ever, and there is a nice turn from Judith Furze as Dame Maud, the unfortunate replacement head of the worst girls' school in the world! 'Blue Murder at St Trinian's' flags at times, but some bits are extremely funny, and one can sympathise with the Ministry of Education and their need for calming pills!


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