The Belles of St. Trinian's (1953)

The Belles of St. Trinian's (1953)

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This film was the first of several British comedies inspired by the fear-inducing girl's school created by cartoonist Ronald Searle. The girls of St. Trinian's aim their deviltry at a gang of crooks who plan to steal a famous racehorse.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy
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Studio:
Associated Artists

Cast

Alastair Sim
as Millicent Fritton/Clarence Fritton
Joyce Grenfell
as P.W. Sgt. Ruby Gates
Hermione Baddeley
as Miss Drownder
George Cole
as Flash Harry
Vivienne Martin
as Arabella
Eric Pohlmann
as Sultan of Makyad
Lorna Henderson
as Princess Fatima
Betty Ann Davies
as Miss Waters
Renee Houston
as Miss Brimmer
Beryl Reid
as Miss Dawn
Balbina Meyer
as Mlle. de St. Emilion
Jane Henderson
as Miss Holland
Diana Day
as Jackie
Lloyd Lamble
as Supt. Kemp-Bird
Jill Braidwood
as Florrie
Guy Middleton
as Eric Rowbotham-Smith
Richard Wattis
as Manton Bassett
Irene Handl
as Miss Gale
Mary Merrall
as Miss Buckland
Joan Sims
as Miss Dawn
Arthur Howard
as Wilfred Woodley
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Critic Reviews for The Belles of St. Trinian's

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Variety
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July 25, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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January 23, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Film4

Audience Reviews for The Belles of St. Trinian's

A British school for proper young ladies that inspires righteous dread? There's no wonder when it's the little hellions of St.Trinian's, whose very approach sends the locals scurrying for cover and leaves full grown adults hiding under their beds. Lead by the dodgy Alistair Sim in drag, Ronald Searles' comic creations are a force to be reckoned with and then some. And there's more than a smile or two garnered from these reform school aspirants.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

These were absolutely fantastic...still classics now.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

½

Very funny and entertaining classic British comedy. Alastair Sim is a delight in a dual role as the headmistress and as that characters brother. Great pace, good score. Wonderful.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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