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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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Frank Launder
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After their infamous Headmistress Miss Fritton is arrested, the girls are horrified to discover the new Headmaster is turning the school co-ed. Boys at St Trinian's! Can the girls face down this latest threat to the school?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Capt. Romney Carlton-Ricketts (as Terry Thomas)
George Cole ... 'Flash' Harry
Joyce Grenfell ... Sgt. Ruby Gates
Alastair Sim ... Miss Amelia Fritton
Sabrina ... Virginia
Lionel Jeffries ... Joe Mangan
Lloyd Lamble ... Superintendent Samuel Kemp-Bird
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Chief Constable
Terry Scott ... Police Sergeant
Ferdy Mayne ... Italian Police Inspector
Thorley Walters ... Major
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Captain
Ronald Ibbs Ronald Ibbs ... Lieutenant
Judith Furse ... Dame Maud Hackshaw
Michael Ripper ... Eric - The Liftman
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fric-Fracs à gogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
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Trivia

Ruby Gates and Samuel Kemp-Bird were engaged in 1943. See more »

Goofs

The first shot of the tow-rope between the buses shows two pieces of cloth/ flags attached to it. Subsequent shots show only one piece of cloth. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Ruby Gates: You see, I'm here on a special case
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: What sort of case?
Sergeant Ruby Gates: Must I tell you?
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: I should jolly well think you should! You give me all that guff about being an interpreter, lead me up the garden path...
Sergeant Ruby Gates: Oh, please don't talk to me like that, Romney! I'm such a crazy, mixed-up policewoman!
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts: Well, how do you think I feel? One second we're swapping sweet nothings to a Neapolitan love song, and the next moment we're up to our nostrils in Agatha Christie. A chap doesn't know where he stands!
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Connections

Followed by St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Malcolm Arnold
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Excellent family entertainment
23 June 2006 | by editor-269See all my reviews

In the days before political correctness reared its ugly head, boys were boys and girls and girls, and ne'er the twain should meet - except for St. Trinian's where small girls were boys, at least in their behaviour, and large girls were rather pretty, in Sabrina's case voluptuous. The main characters were all well drawn with a splendid supporting cast and all very British. Alastair Sim was perfect as the headmistress, George Cole was the Cockney geezer, Joyce Grenfell the ever spurned policewoman while Eric Barker as Culpepper Brown and Richard Wattis as Bassett were truly superb archetypal education ministers. As for Terry-Thomas - well? Even a coach driver could be posh in those days! Stiff upper lip what, even with St. Trinian's on board. All good clean fun which had family audiences flocking to the local cinema. What a pity they don't show films like this any more on television because they beat the modern rubbish hollow for entertainment value.


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