Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

1957

Comedy

183
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 1

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Alastair Sim as Miss Amelia Fritton
Bernard Fox as Photographer
Lionel Jeffries as Dr. Goovaerts
Rosalind Knight as Annabel
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10 / 10

Best of the St Trinian's movies yet

BLUE MURDER AT ST. TRINIAN's is the 1957 sequel to THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN'S and a definite improvement on the first stodgy movie. Alastair Sim is missing (for the most part), but his absence is more than made up for with a whole host of British comedy stars making this something of an ensemble affair. It's also a globetrotting adventures, taking the unruly pupils out of their school to wreak havoc on the continent instead. BLUE MURDER boasts a decent pace, plenty of workable gags and some inspired direction from Frank Launder, who seems to have had a shot of adrenaline pumped into his arm since he helmed the first flick. There are some great set-pieces here, including the water volleyball match and the robbery, all strung together by a preposterous but amusing narrative. While the likes of George Cole happily return to the fold, the real fun comes from the new stars present: a typical turn for Terry-Thomas and an inspired bit of cross-dressing from Lionel Jeffries, no less. Plenty of familiar faces appear in little roles too, including Terry Scott and Michael Ripper, and as a whole the production has the same lightness of touch and tone as the CARRY ONs of the era.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 7 / 10 / 10

Their girls are all the creme de la creme. Sour creme.

You wouldn't find Miss Jean Brodie teaching at a school like St. Trinian's. Not without homicidal thoughts anyway. It's three years later, and there's a new head mistress on the way, from Australia no less. There's a memorial for Miss Amelia Fritton, and why she's being kept Behind bars is anybody's guess with Alastair Sim only seen briefly in the beginning, barely a cameo, but there's a nice surprise at the end. The girls and most of the staff have changed, but one thing hasn't. the students are just as rotten as they were before, breaking into offices, causing destruction to the property and arranging it so their grades are high enough so they can get a trip to mainland Europe. The presence of some thieves disguised as staff members (George Cole and Lionel Jeffries) adds to the intrigue on their trip, with police officer Joyce Grenfall in disguise to capture them. She befriends Terry-Thomas while chaperoning, giving her something else to worry about because she's engaged. Not as funny as the original film, this has some decent prattfalls but for the most part, it's slow-moving and noisy. Grenfall does all she can to add some liveliness, and of course, Mr. Terry-Thomas gives us his usual "good show", both as a line and in his performance. Sadly this needed a better script to even be remotely close to the quality of the first film.

Reviewed by Tweekums 7 / 10 / 10

The girls of St. Trinian's are back for more mayhem!

This, the second film in the series, opens with Flash Harry in Rome; he is running the 'St. Trinian's Marriage Bureau' and trying to set a wealthy Italian prince up with one of the school's sixth form; the problem is he can't decide which he likes most so tells Harry to bring them all to Rome. This may present a problem as nobody in their right mind would allow the girls of St. Trinian's to travel abroad! Back in England the school is waiting for the new headmistress to arrive from Australia; in the meantime the school is being run by the army… inevitably it is the army that are taking casualties! After some thinking they come up with a plan; they arrange to 'win' a UNESCO school's competition which has a trip round Europe as its prize. Of course things get complicated further; in this case by a diamond robber who tries to take shelter from the police in the school. He ends up going on the trip in a very unlikely role; along with a policewoman who is masquerading as the interpreter. After the opening 'Belles of St. Trinian's' this was a little bit disappointing but still had a decent number of laughs. The main weakness is that for the most part the story focuses on the adults and their schemes rather than the children; and when it does focus on the children it mainly focuses on the clearly twenty something sixth-formers rather than the feral forth formers who are far funnier thanks to their anarchic behaviour. The cast do a solid job and there are a good range of jokes meaning that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages… it is just a shame that we didn't get to see the La Crosse match… just its aftermath, nor do we see what they are shooting out with a stolen Bren gun! If you enjoyed the first St. Trinian's film I'd certainly recommend watching this one too.

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