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The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery

  • Comedy
  • 1966
  • Frank Launder
  • 90 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Frankie Howerd as the leader of a gang of train robbers who are attempting to recover their loot from an empty mansion. Unfortunately for them, the building has been used to re-house the unruly schoolgirls of St Trinian's.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Although Frank Launder couldn't resist the temptation of returning to his old stamping ground in 1980's The Wildcats of St Trinian's, this very lacklustre entry should have been the last in the series based on Ronald Searle's stories about the out-of-control schoolgirls. Frankie Howerd's limitations as a film actor are all too apparent in this feeble mix of vulgar comedy and Swinging Sixties satire. Richard Wattis does sterling work as the man from the ministry, but, try as they might, Dora Bryan, Reg Varney and Stratford Johns (providing the booming voiceover) can't hold a candle to the much missed Alastair Sim and Joyce Grenfell. George Cole makes a welcome though brief appearance as Flash Harry.

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Credits

Cast

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Alphonse AskettFrankie Howerd
Amber SpottiswoodDora Bryan
Flash HarryGeorge Cole (1)
GilbertReg Varney
MinisterRaymond Huntley
BassettRichard Wattis
The VoiceStratford Johns
PolicemanTerry Scott
Culpepper BrownEric Barker
ButtersPeter Gilmore
LiftmanMichael Ripper
NoakesColin Gordon
Leonard EdwardsDesmond Walter-Ellis
Big JimArthur Mullard
MaxieCyril Chamberlain
ChipsLarry Martyn
WilliamNorman Mitchell
AlbertineCarol Ann Ford
Susie NaphillMargaret Nolan
MontyJeremy Clyde
Gore-BlackwoodGeorge Benson
TrueloveGodfrey Winn

Crew

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DirectorFrank Launder
DirectorSidney Gilliat

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