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The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Details

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Cartoonist Ronald Searle's delightfully diabolical private-school girls are back in action in . Comedian Frankie Howerd plays the head of a train-robbery gang who cleverly hides the loot from their biggest haul (presumably the infamous "Great Train Robbery" of 1963) in a deserted old mansion. The gang waits the traditional seven years for the statute of limitations to run out then returns to the mansion to dig up their $7 million booty. Unfortunately, the joint has been converted into the new site for St. Trinian's School for Girls. Even more unfortunately (for the crooks, but not the audience) those "girls" are all holy terrors. The film's climax occurs during a riotous Parents' Day ceremony, which predictably segues into a wild train chase. Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery might have been funnier had Alastair Sim, the star of the first three "St. Trinian's" entries, made a return appearance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Frankie Howerd
as Alphonse Askett
Reg Varney
as Gilbert
Richard Wattis
as Bassett
Stratford Johns
as The Voice
Eric Barker
as Culpepper Brown
Cyril Chamberlain
as Maxie
Dora Bryan
as Amber Spottiswood
Arthur Mullard
as Big Jim
George Cole
as Flash Harry
Raymond Huntley
as The Minister
Peter Gilmore
as Butters
George Benson
as Gore Blackwood
Michael Ripper
as Liftman
Godfrey Winn
as Truelove
Barbara Couper
as Mabel Radnage
Margaret Nolan
as Susie Naphill
Elspeth Duxbury
as Veronica Bledlow
Maggie McGrath
as Magsa O'Riley
Colin Gordon
as Noakes
Leon Thau
as Pakistani Porter
Meredith Edwards
as Chairman
Jeremy Clyde
as Monty
Sidney Gilliat
Victor Kendall
as Mr. Parker
Norman Mitchell
as William
Aubrey Morris
as Hutch
Victor Kendall
as Mr. Parker
Jeremy Clyde
as Monty
Norman Mitchell
as William

Crew

Sidney Gilliat
Director
Frank Launder
Director
Frank Launder
Producer
Sidney Gilliat
Producer
Leslie Gilliat
Producer
Ivor Herbert
Screenwriter
Frank Launder
Screenwriter
Ken Hodges
Cinematographer
Malcolm Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
Geoffrey Foot
Editor
Albert Witherick
Art Director
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