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When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.Written by
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There is a reference to 'Oliver Twist' when the students are served porridge and a young boy says "Please, sir, I don't want any more. No, sir!". See more »
When Miss Gossage writes her name in the dust, the long shot shows shadows of the vase and a structural feature on the dusty surface, while the closer shot just has the shadow of the vase. See more »
[as Miss Whitchurch is showing some of her girls' parents round the school, a cupboard door opens and reveals three pin-up photographs of scantily-clad women, including two in swimming costumes and one performing a can-can high-kick]
What on earth are these doing here?
Well, this is Janet Hackett, who won the 220 yards breaststroke in 1946. And this is Evelyn Forbes, who won the 100 yards freestyle in 1947. And this is Frieda Harris, our champion Morris dancer caught in mid-action.
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After the end credits have rolled, we see Rainbow and Edwin collapsed exhausted on the playing field. A very early example of a now commonplace device. See more »
After a long run in the West End this charming film re-cast Margaret Rutherford as the Headmistress 'Miss Whitchurch' in this financially successful adaptation made in 1950.
All interior shots took place at Riverside studios in Hammersmith, London. The exterior scenes were filmed on location at a public girl's school near Liss in Hampshire. During the 12 - week shoot both Margaret Rutherford and Joyce Grenfell were staying in a hotel nearby and would often visit the school during the evenings where they would happily enjoy the company of the real school mistresses.
Although the film's script contains only two original lines from the original play the leads and supporting actors are in fine form and you can only feel sympathetic for their predicament especially in the final scenes.
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