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The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

The Happiest Days of Your Life
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7.6 IMDB rating

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Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Wetherby Pond
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

Muriel Whitchurch
John Turnbull

John Turnbull

Conrad Matthews
Richard Wattis

Richard Wattis

Arnold Billings
John Bentley

John Bentley

Richard Tassell
Guy Middleton

Guy Middleton

Victor Hyde-Brown
Percy Walsh

Percy Walsh

Monsieur Joue
Arthur Howard

Arthur Howard

Anthony Ramsden


Written by
John Dighton

John Dighton

(play)
Frank Launder

Frank Launder

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Favorite Childhood Films (103 items)
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IMDB Classic Film Board: Doubling the Canon! (1001 items)
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The Good & The Bad - Movies Watched In 2014 (319 items)
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.
Release date: 8 March 1950
1950 (3), Comedy (3), British (2), 1950s (1), Schooldays (1), Rebellion (1), Headmistress (1), Headmaster (1), Schoolday (1), Classic (1)
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Kenji rated this 8/10 6 days, 4 hours ago
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My favourite film comedies (46 movies items)
AKB48Fan rated this 8/10 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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The Good & The Bad - Movies Watched In 2014 (319 movies items)

"No point in giving too many plot details here, just take the basic premise of an all girls school being assigned to an all boys school by mistake, add that on the same day the girl's headmistress has to show a group of visiting parents around while the boy's headmaster (who is due to be promoted to a senior position at a new college) has to show his new employers around and I think you'll get the movie's plot. This 64 year old comedy wears well. The pace is frantic, like a French farce with doo"


Opalgem added this to a list 7 months ago
Film Diary - January 2014 (42 movies items)

"Director(s): Frank Launder Cast: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Joyce Grenfell, Laurence Naismith, George Cole Where: On TV (RECORDED) When: 28th January 2014 Tuesday evening Why?: Hadn't seen it Seen it before?: No Project: Classics Thoughts: Oh no! Boys boarding school unexpectedly presented with an influx from another school. Only the boys they expected turn out to be girls! And lady teachers! The male vs female worlds collide :) A predecessor to the old St Trinian's comedies. The "


Opalgem rated this 6/10 7 months ago
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Favorite Childhood Films (103 movies items)

" Director: Frank Launder Starring: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis and Joyce Grenfell Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one. "


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"Schooldays remembered"


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British Comedies of the 40s, 50s and 60s (40 movies items)

"The promise of the wonderful Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford coming together isn't quite met by this fun if slightly too silly Gilliat-Launder comedy. Still, it's by no means either of the stars' fault as they are both as brilliant as ever. The script, which sees a boy's and girl's school accidentally merged and their respective headteacher's desperately trying to cover up this fact from their pupils' parents, needed to be a tad funnier and the film rides on the appeal of its performances. "


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The Movies of 1950 (161 movies items)
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Morrissey's influences (120 movies items)

"Actress Margaret Rutherford was mentioned by Morrissey in 1985's Meat Is Murder tour programme as one of his favourite actresses, particularly for her role in this film. This film was mentioned by Morrissey as one of his favourites in a feature titled "Headful Of Heroes: Back Row" printed in the 16 September 1989 issue of the NME. At some point in this film a character says "We have a bond of trust here at Nutbourne, the boys and I, which is never abused", a line which may have inspired Morr"