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Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.Written by
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The film takes place in September 1949. See more »
During the class change scene, the knob on the banister gets broken, but can be seen soon after as unbroken. See more »
[Wetherby Pond bursts into one of the dormitories where the boys of Nutbourne are having a pillow fight with the girls and mistresses of St Swithin's. He quickly turns round and goes back into the corridor]
Aren't you going to stop them, sir?
There are times, I think, when little boys should be seen... but not interrupted.
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This film is just plain lovely. It's funny as hell and as old as the hills. The acting is superb and it's fascinating seeing post-war Britain and how we used to behave in those days. This seems to have been some pre-runner to the St. Trinians films (given the Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford connection - there's also a very young George Cole in there who appeared in many St. Trinians films) but I don't myself understand the connection. It was shown on BBC4 recently after a biography of St. Trinians creator Ronald Searle, however I missed enough of the biography to miss the connection with this film. Anyway a great film in its own right and something that should be preserved for all time!
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