The Happiest Days Of Your Life

1950

Directed By

Frank Launder

Synopsis

A British comedy classic that spawned one of the nation’s most beloved and long-running comedy franchises, The Happiest Days of Your Life, from acclaimed director Frank Launder (The Lady Vanishes) is the precursor to the hugely successful St.Trinian’s series. Set in Nutbourn College, the most established and respectable of boy’s schools, a military mistake billets a girls’ school to share the college’s premises, to the outrage of their horrified respective headmaster and headmistress, played with comic mastery by Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford.

Initially the two are hostile to one another. However, with a staff of dazed, eccentric teachers (including Joyce Grenfell) and a student body of knowing and troublesome children, they are forced to pull together as the situation stumbles from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Cast
Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Joyce Grenfell
Release Date
5 October 2015
extras
  • New Interview with Andy Merrimen (Margaret Rutherford biographer)
  • New Interview with Ronald Searle Expert Martin Rowson
  • New Interview with Michael Brooke (Author/Journalist)
  • English SDH
Restoration Details

A brand new digital restoration from a 2k scan

Pressbook

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