The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery


1h 34m 1967

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 20 Dec 1967
Production Company
Braywild
Distribution Company
British Lion Films; Gary Dartnall
Country
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the drawings by Ronald Searle.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Amber Spottiswood, headmistress of St. Trinian's School, receives a grant from her lover, the new minister of schools, to reopen her notorious school. She arranges to have Mabel Radnage, the head deputy, released from prison and then recalls the rest of the staff from temporary jobs such as stripteasing and modeling. Classes are soon underway again, to the dismay of train robbers who have stashed £2,500,000 under the school's ballroom stage. The leader of the gang, Alphonse Askett, enrolls his two daughters at St. Trinian's to aid the gang, and they decide to recover the money on parents' day. Though the gang members disguise themselves as caterers, they are discovered by both the girls and Flash Harry, the school bookie. Alphonse and his men manage to transfer the money to a stolen train and make their escape, but the schoolgirls pursue them in another train. The police soon join the chase in a third train, and the girls, having taken the money from the gang, find they must turn it over to the authorities. Using their ingenuity, the girls claim the reward money and receive medals for their good deed.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 20 Dec 1967
Production Company
Braywild
Distribution Company
British Lion Films; Gary Dartnall
Country
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the drawings by Ronald Searle.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Great Britain in March 1966; running time: 102 min. Originally released in the U. S. by Gary Dartnall, a representative of British Lion Corp. One of a series of comedies based on the drawings of Ronald Searle.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in England March 1966

c Eastmancolor