Fun At St. Fanny's. Image shows from L to R: Maisie (Vera Day), Cardew Robinson (Cardew Robinson).

Fun At St. Fanny's

1956 British comedy film about a boarding school. Stars Fred Emney, Cardew Robinson, Vera Day, Johnny Brandon, Davy Kaye and others.

Fun At St. Fanny's. Dr. Septimus Jankers (Fred Emney).

Fun At St. Fanny's

Comedy starring Fred Emney and Cardew Robinson as headmaster and overgrown pupil at a boarding school

Genre
Film
Released
1956
Creator
Maurice Elvey
Starring
Fred Emney, Cardew Robinson, Vera Day, Johnny Brandon, Davy Kaye, Freddie Mills, Gerald Campion, Miriam Karlin and others
Writers
Anthony Verney, Peter Noble and Denis Waldock
Director
Maurice Elvey
Producer
David Dent

Boarding school headmaster Dr. Jankers is too fond of a tipple - and far too fond of a flutter on the horses, resulting in a £250 debt to a pair of heavy London bookies. To make matters worse, it's the school's own funds he's been gambling with, and the debt is about to be called in!

Meanwhile, the school's resident twit, Cardew, is unwittingly the source of all said funds: a rich uncle left a large financial settlement in his will, to be paid to the school for every year he is a pupil there. After sixteen years on the register, Jankers has never been more reluctant to see him pass any exams as he is now, but the education ministry has cottoned on to this long-term student and are also hot on the heels of St. Fanny's.

As various parties all head to the school in an attempt to find out what's going on, an almighty collision of wills and intentions looks set to occur. And perhaps it's time for Cardew to do a bit of growing up.

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
80 minutes
Release date
January 1956
Distributors

British Lion

Grand Alliance

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Friday 2nd June 2017 at 3:15pm on London Live

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