The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery This FAQ is empty. The location was also seen in 'The Flesh is Weak' and 'Stolen Face' but the gateway was redeveloped between 1971 and 1985. In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their backs. The girls of St. Trinian’s foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school. (RL), At least the paths have been kept to clearly reflect the course of the track. Peter found the same, less decorative spot now. Official Sites A replacement of Clive's Google shot but that shed is still not to be seen. | Location(s): Hampshire, London, Surrey. Sir Horace, Minister of Schools (Raymond Huntley) sets off to visit St. Trinian's headmistress Amber Spottiswood. At the time, Alton Convent was also a boarding school and great many “boarders” were used in the film as there were no time deadlines on them getting from the location to their respective homes each day after shooting. A suspected Western spy steals a secret microfilm from China and hides it in the skeleton of a museum dinosaur, prompting a frantic search for it by various interested parties. The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Was this review helpful to you? The filming of 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery' starring Portland Mason (James Mason's daughter) and George Cole as 'Flash' Harry. They were automatic candidates for the film. In a toy factory, a newly-made teddy bear is put in a storeroom after being found to be defective. Is the information and enjoyment enough to donate £10 towards our running costs? Many of the day students lived in Borden and Liss and travelled daily by train to the school. The station platform can be seen opposite the train. (RL). I don’t recall the names of the two girls, but I do recall hearing that the scene was specially written and included when the girls were seen playing on the trolley during a break in filming. In addition, he says that the Hampshire three car DMU is about to depart south towards Greatham and Woolmer. At the time, the school was run by a French order of nuns known as the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence. This part of Commercial Road is now pedestrianised and John Jordan took this accurate shot to replace the Google view. If you have any information regarding this film, any of the stills, or even better, some NOW shots please contact us. Chris Churcher advises that this shot was taken on the former Longmoor Downs Station on the Longmoor Military Railway. London SW1. Due to the industrial buildings it is not possible to take a shot from that far back/angle. Raynor moves in to intercept the artifact before it … Parkhurst Road, London N7. Identified by Andy Greenland and confirmed by Tom Sibthorpe as London Street at the junction with Guildford Street in Chertsey. Alan Field says this was Woking Public Library in Commercial Road, Woking, now demolished. Andy Greenland also provides this image of the junction. The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school. The pub is seen in the Children's Film Foundation's 'A Good Deed in Time', part of the 'The Magnificent Six and 1/2' series. Chris Churcher provides this "now" shot, we can't blame Dr Beeching for this one! | Alan Field identifies this location as Commercial Road, Woking, a few yards to the left of gst005. At present this site reflects the contents of the published Radio Times BBC listings. The houses have been demolished but the chimney pots to the left of the lamp post's junction box belong to the Barley Mow public house which still stands. Director: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder Apparently "The design was not favoured by the resident of Liss, but costs prevail..."(RL), The film's Nutcombe station. It only had one platform. The teddy bear is found by a cosmic being from outer space known as Spotty Man, and Spotty... See full summary ». June 2016 – Chris Churcher advises that “Most of the racing scenes were filmed on the section around Number 2 Range signal box and Woolmer yard which was double track and allowed fast running (south of Whitehill). Replacing Clive's Google shot, but it doesn't improve the station! Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? There is no more Sargeant Gates, which would have helped. On location at Longmoor Army Camp, near Liss, Hampshire, 17th October 1965.The filming of 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery' starring Portland Mason (James Mason's daughter) and George Cole as 'Flash' Harry. The location was seen in 'Allez France', 'The Earth Dies Screaming', 'Make Mine a Million', 'Cockleshell Heroes' and 'Nothing Barred'. The riotous shenanigans of the girls of St Trinian's were first penned as a cartoon by Ronald Searle, and their antics hit the silver screen in a series of films from 1954 to 1980. Chris Churcher says that train is joining the main Longmoor Military Railway line at Whitehill coming off the Hollywater loop. The scene in the film where the trains and Wickham trolley enter and leave the tunnel is, and can only be, north. View production, box office, & company info, Watch This: 'St Trinian's' Girls Run Amok. The scene in the film where the trains and Wickham trolley enter and leave the tunnel is, and can only be, north of Whitehill station where the line towards Oakhanger and Bordon passes under the main A325 road. Production Company: British Lion Film Corporation, Braywild, Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley The shot was taken from a point a short distance south of the station. Full Cast and Crew They are abetted by the headmistress' brother. The movie goes along at a decent pace and Frankie Howerd is, of course, a good comic actor, but the film is watchable only because its part of the series not because it is such a great stand alone film. Amber Spottiswood (Dora Bryan) meets one of the teachers as she is let out of Holloway Prison. We are always looking for more location identifications, information, snippets, anecdotes or references.