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Belles of St Trinian’s on Blu-ray

The Belles of St Trinian’s

60th-anniversary edition.

First in the series of films based on the cartoon creations of Ronald Searle. Miss Millicent Fritton (Alastair Sim), the headmistress of St Trinian’s School for Girls, attempts to stave off her creditors by ‘looking after’ the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh’s daughter currently enrolled at the school and investing it in the sheikh’s horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby.

Unfortunately, Miss Fritton’s bookmaking brother Clarence (also Sim) has backed another horse and kidnaps Arab Boy to ensure his own sizeable win. Miss Fritton enlists the help of disreputable boot boy Flash Harry (George Cole), the teaching staff, and the Old Girls to rescue Arab Boy and return him to the race.


  • The Girls of St Trinian’s
  • Interview with Alistair Sim’s Daughter – Merlith McKendrick
  • Interview with Geoff Brown – film historian
  • Interview with Steve Chibnall – Professor of British Cinema, De Montfort University
  • Interview with Melanie Williams – Senior Lecturer in Film Studies UEA

You can order the Blu-ray here.