St Trinian's

Blue Murder at St Trinian's

Frank Launder (1957)

U Certificate


Our Score
While hugely enjoyable, the second of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat's adaptations of Ronald Searle's popular cartoons is something of a disappointment after the riotous success of The Belles of St Trinian's. The main problem is that there's only a fleeting glimpse of Alastair Sim as Miss Fritton, although the story about a tour of Europe and some stolen gems is also somewhat under par. The water polo games are anarchic and the flirting between coach company owner Terry-Thomas and undercover cop Joyce Grenfell is a delight, but too many gags are either rehashed or fall flat.



Cast & Crew

Sergeant Gates Joyce Grenfell
Romney Carlton-Ricketts Terry-Thomas
Flash Harry George Cole (1)
Miss Amelia Fritton Alastair Sim
Virginia Sabrina (1)
Joe Mangan Lionel Jeffries
Superintendent Lloyd Lamble
Chief Constable Raymond Rollett
Major Thorley Walters
Dame Maude Hackshaw Judith Furse
Myrna Lisa Gastoni
Cynthia Josie Read
Director Frank Launder
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD