The Belles of St. Trinian's

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Story of manic schoolgirls who are more interested in racing form than books as they try to get-rich-quick, aided by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

  1. Frank Launder

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sidney Gilliat


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  1. Alastair Sim

    Alastair Sim

    Millicent Fritton

  2. Alastair Sim

    Alastair Sim

    Clarence Fritton

  3. George Cole

    George Cole

    Flash Harry

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

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Revenue -

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Release Information

  • September 28, 1954



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

St. Trinian’s School For Young Ladies.

The Belles of St. Trinian’s is directed by Frank Launder and co-written by Launder, Sidney Gilliat and Val Valentine. It stars Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley and Betty Ann Davis. Music is by Malcolm Arnold and cinematography by Stanley Pavey.

Inspired by the cartoon drawings of Ronald Searle, The Belles of St. Trinian’s is the first part of a franchise that still thrives even today. With 7 films currently under the Trinian’s banner, the roguish behaviour of the girls and their manner of dress sense passed into pop cultur... read the rest.

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