Laughter in the Library: The Belles of St Trinians
1954, 91 mins
Digital restoration of a classic film with soundtrack.
First in the series of films based on the cartoon creations of Ronald Searle. Miss Millicent Fritton, 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 on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby. Unfortunately, Miss Fritton's bookmaking brother Clarence 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, the teaching staff and the Old Girls in rescuing Arab Boy and returning him to the race.
Silver Screen tribute to Laughter in the Library series includes the following:
1. I’m All Right Jack – Sunday January 14
2. The Lady Killers – Sunday January 21
3. The Belles of St Trinians – Sunday January 28