Watch The Belles of St. Trinian's
- 1 hr 31 min
The Belles of St. Trinian's is a British comedy film from 1954, starring Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, and George Cole. It was directed and produced by Frank Launder and written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. The film is set in St. Trinian's School, an all-girls boarding school where the students are more interested in causing chaos than learning. The school is run by Miss Fritton (Alastair Sim), a wily old headmistress who smokes cigars and drinks whiskey in her office. The students of St. Trinian's are a rowdy bunch, and they engage in all sorts of mischievous activities, from gambling to stealing to sabotaging other schools' sports games. At the start of the film, St. Trinian's is in dire financial straits, and Miss Fritton hatches a plan to raise funds by entering her students into a "race" to steal a famous painting from a nearby museum. The painting, "The Girl with the Dutch Shoe," is worth a fortune, and Miss Fritton believes that her students have what it takes to snatch it. The rest of the film follows the hilarious antics of the St. Trinian's students as they attempt to steal the painting. Meanwhile, a group of government officials, including the bumbling police inspector (George Cole), are tracking the girls' every move, hoping to catch them in the act. The Belles of St. Trinian's is a classic British comedy, and it's easy to see why it has endured over the years. The film is filled with memorable characters and witty dialogue, and the performances by Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, and George Cole are excellent. Sim, in particular, is a standout as Miss Fritton, delivering a masterful performance that is equal parts mischievous and charming. The film also has some memorable musical moments, including the catchy and irreverent theme song, "The Belles of St. Trinian's." The song captures the anarchic spirit of the film, and it's hard not to sing along. Overall, The Belles of St. Trinian's is a delightful comedy that still holds up decades after its release. It's a must-watch for fans of British humor and slapstick comedy. Whether you're a fan of classic movies or just looking for a good laugh, you won't be disappointed by The Belles of St. Trinian's.