Girls' School


1h 2m 1950

Brief Synopsis

Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1950
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 2 Feb 1950
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,568ft

Synopsis

Peggy Donovan enters a fashionable but poverty-stricken Virginia finishing school run by Colonel Selby Matthews and his sister Emily. Lucille Farnsworth, Peggy's snobbish roommate, who suspects that she is not a member of high society, pries into her past. She discovers that Peggy has $30,000 in her luggage and reports this information to Matthews. When Matthews asks Peggy to explain, she convinces him that the money is legitimately hers and offers to use some of it to pay off the school's mortgage in return for a partnership. Matthews accepts her offer, but in the meantime, Lucille writes to a Chicago address she has discovered on Peggy's luggage and unwittingly informs gambler Dave Vickers that Peggy is at the school. Unaware of what Lucille has done, Peggy falls in love with Barry Sheppard, who runs a gas station to pay for his engineering studies. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses to Matthews that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. Vickers demands half of the money, which she inherited from her father. Peggy is willing to divide the money, but when Matthews learns that it was won in a card game, he surrenders the entire amount to the police. Peggy then rouses the alumnae to raise money to save the school and clinches her romance with Barry.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1950
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 2 Feb 1950
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,568ft

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