The Belles of St Trinian's

Film, Comedy
First in the highly enjoyable if hardly sophisticated series of Launder and Gilliat comedies based on Ronald Searle's cartoons about unruly brats and incompetent staff at a seedy girls' school. Predictable, perhaps, but it's hard to resist the performances of Cole as a conniving spiv and Sim (in drag) as the bumbling headmistress.

By: GA

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Cast and crew

Director: Frank Launder
Screenwriter: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine
Cast: Alastair Sim
Joyce Grenfell
Hermione Baddeley
George Cole
Joan Sims
Beryl Reid
Betty Ann Davies
Irene Handl