Blue Murder At St. Trinian's. Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's

1957 British comedy film about a wild girls' school. Stars Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim, Norma Ann Sykes and others.

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.

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's

The girls of St. Trinian's win a tour of Europe, getting involved in love, stolen diamonds and plenty of chaos along the way

Ronald Searle
Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim, Norma Ann Sykes, Lionel Jeffries, Lloyd Lamble, Raymond Rollett and others
Frank Launder, Val Valentine and Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder

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.

Production Details

Part of

St. Trinian's Film Series

UK certificate
88 minutes
Release date
Thursday 19th December 1957
Production company
Black and white
Music composed and conducted by Malcolm Arnold.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 3:05pm on BBC2

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