The Happiest Days Of Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Muriel Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford), Wetherby Pond (Alastair Sim). Copyright: London Films / Individual Pictures.

The Happiest Days Of Your Life

The Happiest Days Of Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Muriel Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford), Miss Gossage (Joyce Grenfell), Wetherby Pond (Alastair Sim). Copyright: London Films / Individual Pictures.

The Happiest Days Of Your Life

In a Whitehall mix-up, an all-girls' boarding school, St Swithin's, is "re-evacuated" to share the facilities of all-boys' school Nutbourne College

Genre
Film
Released
1950
Creator
John Dighton
Starring
Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Guy Middleton, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Rigby, Muriel Aked, John Bentley, Bernadette O'Farrell and others
Writers
Frank Launder and John Dighton
Director
Frank Launder
Producers
Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder

As the stuff of Nutbourne College return to their premises at the end of the summer holidays and prepare to welcome back the boys for another year, they are horrified to discover that another school is about to arrive, expected to share their facilities by the Ministry of Education.

Headmaster Wetherby Pond is outraged not to have been informed but sets about trying to work out where 100 extra boys, and their teachers, might sleep.

It is not long, however, before the first students begin arriving, and there is a further shock in store: the incoming St. Swithin's is an all-girls establishment!

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
83 minutes
Release date
Wednesday 8th March 1950
Production companies
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed by Mischa Spoliansky, conducted by Dr. Hubert Clifford and played by the London Film Orchestra.
Laugh track
None

Location

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 9:40am on BBC2

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