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Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957)

This sequel to The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954) finds headmistress, Miss Fritton (Alastair Sim) under lock and key in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons and the St Trinian’s girls under the protection of the Army.

Flash Harry (George Cole), meanwhile, is in Rome running the “St Trinian’s Marriage Bureau” and trying to set a wealthy Italian prince up with one of the sixth form girls from the school.

The Prince tells Harry to bring all the sixth formers to Rome so the girls hatch a plan to ‘win’ (through fair means or foul) a UNESCO school’s competition with a trip to Europe as its prize.

Meanwhile, diamond robber Joe Mangan (Lionel Jeffries) tries to take shelter from the police in the school and ends up “chaperoning” the girls on their trip, disguised as their new headmistress, Dame Maud Hackshaw (Judith Furse).

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Let loose in Europe, it’s not long before St Trinian’s have succeeded in endangering European relations.

Undercover policewoman Ruby Gates (Joyce Grenfell) follows them and has a brief romantic encounter with Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts (Terry-Thomas), the shady owner of the dilapidated coaches used on the school trip.

Romney Carlton-Ricketts
Terry-Thomas
Flash Harry
George Cole
Sergeant Ruby Gates
Joyce Grenfell
Miss Amelia Fritton
Alastair Sim
Joe Mangan
Lionel Jeffries
Myrna Mangan
Lisa Gastoni
Culpepper-Brown
Eric Barker
Manton Bassett
Richard Wattis
Superintendent Sam Kemp-Bird
Lloyd Lamble
Dame Maud Hackshaw
Judith Furse
Bridget Strong
Dilys Laye
Cynthia Meadows
José Read
Annabel
Rosalind Knight
Mavis
Patricia Lawrence
Marjorie
Marigold Russell
Jane Osborne
Vikki Hammond
Virginia
Sabrina
Police Sergeant
Terry Scott
Italian Police Inspector
Ferdy Mayne
Charlie Bull
Kenneth Griffith
Prestwick
Peter Jones
Miss Brenner
Lisa Lee
Prince Bruno
Guido Lorraine
Prince Bruno’s mother
Alma Taylor
Henry Roberts
Charles Lloyd Pack
Daphne
Nicola Braithwaite
Mercia
Jeanette Bradbury
Tilly
Amanda Coxell
Bissy
Moya Francis
Fluffy
Marianne Brauns

Director
Frank Launder

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