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BFI 100: 94 – The Belles of St. Trinians (1954)

Here we continue, what will probably eventually become known as, the ill-fated journey of watching each of the British Film Institute’s 100 best films of the 20th Century. Starting at 100 and working my way to Orson Welles’ The Third Man at number 1. I’ll try to keep these blogs relatively spoiler free and I’ll consider them only a small record of moving through this series.

© British Lion Films
© British Lion Films

Like Carry On Up The Khyber, before it, I wasn’t looking forward to number 94The Belles of St. Trinians. It may seem po-faced but I’ve found the humour in both to be dated and neither has raised so much as a smile from me. That said, I did find the excellent Alastair Sim in drag as Millicent Fritton to be enjoyable and the late, great George Cole to be a fun turn as Flash Harry. Not one I could imagine myself watching again though.

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