The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery. Copyright: Braywild Limited
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery

  • 1966 film

Frankie Howerd falls foul of the infamous schoolgirls in their fourth outing. The girls confront a hapless gang of crooks trying to retrieve stashed loot. Also features Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis and more.

The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery. Image shows from L to R: Gilbert (Reg Varney), Alfred Askett (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Braywild Limited

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1966
Creator
Ronald Searle
Stars
Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis, Portland Mason, Terry Scott and more
Writers
Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine and Ivor Herbert
Directors
Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder
Producer
Leslie Gilliat
Companies

A gang of train robbers lead by Alfred Askett (Frankie Howerd) have hidden £2.5 million in a large abandoned house. However, little do they known who is about to take it over...

The new Labour Minister for Schools, Sir Horace, decides to give a grant of £80,000 to St. Trinian's School for Young Girls, the most troublesome school in the world, as part of an experiment to see if its performance can be improved - but it is really to please his mistress Amber Spottiswood, who is also the school's new head.

Soon the staff reform, including Flash Harry (George Cole) as Chairman of the Board of Governors, unaware of the hidden 'extras' that the building holds. When the robbers turn up, still believing the old house to be empty, they're spotted and ambushed before they can reclaim the money.

What follows is little short of a pitched battle: Ministry against school; and robbers and girls against each other - and largely on a railway!

Additional details

Part of

St. Trinian's Film Series

UK certificate
U
Duration
91 minutes
Also known as
  • The Treasure Of St. Trinian's (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Malcolm Arnold.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 5th September 2020 at 10:05am on ITV3
  • Sunday 30th August 2020 at 4:30pm on ITV3
  • Saturday 18th July 2020 at 1:10pm on ITV3

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios - Interiors.
  • Longmoor Military Railway - Railway sequences.

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