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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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John Dighton's stage farce opened at the Apollo Theatre in London on March 29, 1948 and closed on September 11, 1949 after six hundred seven performances. See more »
The boys' and girls' fight on the playing field seems far from antagonistic: most of the cast appear to be suppressing laughter. See more »
[Wetherby Pond bursts into one of the dormitories where the boys of Nutbourne are having a pillow fight with the girls and mistresses of St Swithin's. He quickly turns round and goes back into the corridor]
Aren't you going to stop them, sir?
There are times, I think, when little boys should be seen... but not interrupted.
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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 »
The play is cleverly constructed - begin with the porter, Rainbow - & let the audience see the background unfold through his eyes. The film follows the play with great faithfulness, working, no doubt, on the simple premise that it couldn't be bettered. Now throw in a host of superb character actors - & the result is a resounding triumph.A definite must-see.
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