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The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1961)





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One in the series of St. Trinian's off-beat, irreverent comedies that began in 1953 and continued strong through the '60s, this farce by Frank Launder features the usual bevy of comely young women who attend the school. This time around, the femmes terribles have just burnt down the school and shock the world by getting acquitted when hauled into the Old Bailey. It seems the judge is keen on Rosalie (Julie Alexander) and besides, an unscrupulous shyster posing as a professor offers to rebuild the school. Instead, he takes the offenders on a bogus tour of Greece and once they are underway, he leads them to his real goal -- forced matrimony to the sons of an Arab sheik. As always, this St. Trinian's comedy is meant for audiences who enjoy its own brand of humor.


Cecil Parker
as Prof. Canford
Joyce Grenfell
as Sgt. Ruby Gates
George Cole
as 'Flash' Harry Cuthbert Edwards
Eric Barker
as Culpepper-Brown
Irene Handl
as Miss Harker-Parker
Sidney James
as Alphonse O'Reilly
Dennis Price
as Gore Blackwood
Lloyd Lamble
as Superintendent Kemp-Bird
Liz Fraser
as Miss Partridge
Cyril Chamberlain
as Army Captain
Harold Berens
as British Consul
Ann Wain
as Lolita Chatterly
Gilda Emmanuelli
as Minnie Hen
Sally Bulloch
as Maud Birdhanger
Mark Dignam
as Prosecuting Counsel
George Benson
as Defense Counsel
Lisa Lee
as Miss Brenner
Wensley Pithey
as Chief Constable
Monty Landis
as Octavius
Maria Lennard
as Millicent
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