The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Feature Film | Comedy | UK | English | 1h31m
Dir: Frank Launder | Scr: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, & Val Valentine | Drawings: Ronald Searle | Ph: Stanley Pavey | Prod: Frank Launder & Sidney Gilliat | Mus: Malcolm Arnold | Ed: Thelma Connell | AD: Joseph Bato | Snd: John Cox | Cast: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Beryl Reid, Irene Handl, Balbina, Lloyd Lamble, Richard Wattis, Eric Pohlmann, Sid James

Civil war breaks out at St. Trinian’s School for Young Ladies when the forth form, Flash Harry, and the Headmistress back a different horse in the forthcoming Gold Cup to the sixth form and the Head’s brother, in Launder and Gilliat’s entertaining, if somewhat slapdash, comedy. Sim (in a twin role) and Cole are predictably excellent, but the considerable talents of Grenfell, Handl, Wattis, et al. are, for the most part, sadly wasted.