Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery|
Actors: Eric Barker, George Benson, Dora Bryan, Cyril Chamberlain, Jeremy Clyde
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Sports
A true British comedy classic starring Frankie Howerd and Reg Varney. Some crooks infiltrate an all-girls high school but the students decide to take on the highly strung criminals.
it | Sunnyvale, CA USA | 08/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is mostly about adults. The school children get under 10% of the screen time and have very few speaking parts. They are mostly in a mob looking out of train windows for example."
The finish is worth waiting for!
G. Hulin | Eugene, o | 12/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a railfan I will consider any train-themed movie. In this film, the mail train robbery takes place before the opening credits, and the loot is hidden in an empty grange hall that soon becomes the new home of St. Trinian's girls' school. The next hour is spent setting the stage for the final 20 minutes of slapstick chase as the robbers, school girls and school administrators each try to claim the loot (or the reward) in a high speed chase with steam locomotives along the rails. American viewers may not understand all of the British dialogue on the first viewing, but the closing chase is all visual. I feel it is the film's finish that elevates it from three to four stars. Although I agree that adult activities dominate the plot, the students do determine the outcome more than another reviewer gives them credit for."
Peter Rodda | Fiji | 03/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those who know the St Trinians films should need no urging to buy this. It is great - the usual bimodal students, those younger than about 15 being scruffy to say the least, and the older ones being luscious. There are laughs all the way through, but the final chase sequence is really hilarious, and different from the usual car chases, too."