The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's. Flash Harry (George Cole). Copyright: Vale Film Productions / STUDIOCANAL
The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's

The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's

  • 1960 film

A compassionate professor takes over St. Trinian's after the girls burn the school down, but there is more to his plans than meets the eye. Stars Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker, Thorley Walters and more.

The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's. Copyright: Vale Film Productions / STUDIOCANAL

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1960
Creator
Ronald Searle
Stars
Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker, Thorley Walters, Irene Handl, Dennis Price, Sid James and more
Writers
Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder and Val Valentine
Director
Frank Launder
Producers
Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder
Companies

When the entire student body of St. Trinian's ends up at the High Court for burning down the school, it looks like curtains for the girls and the establishment. However, kindly Professor Canford keeps them out of jail with an offer to run the school in a new building and to treat the girls more respectfully and humanely.

Soon, the Professor puts his plan to improve the girls' cultural appreciation and understanding by taking the Sixth Form on a cruise around the islands of Greece - however, nothing is quite as it seems. The Professor's mysterious patron in the running of the school is none other than crook Alphonse O'Reilly, and unbeknownst to Cranford, he has the boat sail to Arabia in order to sell the girls to an Emir and his 35 sons.

With Sergeant Gates once again hidden on board in order to follow the girls, and Flash Harry also accompanying the trip, various unlikely partners come together in a rescue attempt: after all, who else will protect their modesty?

Additional details

Part of

St. Trinian's Film Series

UK certificate
U
Duration
90 minutes
UK release
December 1960
Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Malcolm Arnold.

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 26th August 2021 at 2:30pm on BBC2
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 3:00pm on BBC2
  • Thursday 14th May 2020 at 3:00pm on BBC2

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios

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