Blue Murder At St. Trinian's. Copyright: John Harvel Productions / STUDIOCANAL
Blue Murder At St. Trinian's

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's

  • 1957 film

The girls of St. Trinian's win a tour of Europe, getting involved in love, stolen diamonds and plenty of chaos along the way. Stars Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim, Norma Ann Sykes and more.

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's. Image shows from L to R: Miss Fritton (Alastair Sim), Flash Harry (George Cole). Copyright: John Harvel Productions / STUDIOCANAL

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1957
Creator
Ronald Searle
Stars
Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim, Norma Ann Sykes, Lionel Jeffries, Lloyd Lamble, Raymond Rollett and more
Writers
Frank Launder, Val Valentine and Sidney Gilliat
Director
Frank Launder
Producers
Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder
Companies

In their second outing, the fearsome girls of St. Trinian's School for Young Ladies are under the control of the army after Miss Fritton (Alastair Sim) is put in prison.

Flash Harry (George Cole) is busy trying to find a suitable St. Trinian girl for an Italian prince - he wants to meet the girls in order to make his pick, and a plan is hatched to win the school a trip around Europe by rigging a UNESCO essay-writing competition.

Meanwhile, diamond robber Joe Mangan (Lionel Jeffries) heads to the school, hopeful that his daughter - a pupil there - might help him hide out. When Harry finds out, they decide to disguise Joe as the school's new headmistress and have him escort the group overseas.

The school travels the length of the continent, causing the usual chaos along the way, along with bus driver Captain Carlton-Ricketts (Terry-Thomas) and their new interpreter - who is actually Sgt. Gates (Joyce Grenfell) - all unaware that they're carrying £10,000 of stolen jewels hidden inside a water polo ball.

Additional details

Part of

St. Trinian's Film Series

UK certificate
U
Duration
88 minutes
UK release
Thursday 19th December 1957
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Malcolm Arnold.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 2:30pm on BBC2
  • Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 3:05pm on BBC2
  • Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 3:00pm on BBC2

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios

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