The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s



“The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik’s harem. Little does he know what he’s letting himself in for.”

“The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s” was the third film of the original ‘St. Trinian’s’ series and as with the previous movie posters, artwork was provided by the incomparable Ronald Searle. It was Searle’s initial drawings of the St. Trinian’s ‘hellions’ that provided the original inspiration for the franchise in the 1950’s. Although the film lacked the the comedic finesse of the previous two the UK film poster is easily the best of the trio with Searle saving his best artwork for last as the titular school is depicted burning to the ground; there is more than an element of a typical ‘horror’ poster than a comedy were the purple and pink colour tones ‘pop’ from the paper.  Presented in excellent condition this originally folded (as issued) unrestored 1960 country of origin British UK quad film poster displays and presents to superb effect and represents a truly scarce piece of cinematic movie memorabilia… A huge and loving fanbase exists for this classic British series of comedy films and this original film poster certainly brings back plenty of happy memories…British comedy nostalgia at it’s finest…cool, funny and colourful with outstanding comedic artwork …A personal favourite that brings a big smile.

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Trivia: This was Joyce Grenfell‘s final appearance in the “St. Trinian’s” film series.

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UK Quad / Single Sided / (30" x 40"), Printed in England by Charles & Read Ltd.

Country of Origin

UK / British


Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)


Frank Launder


Cecil Parker, Dennis Price, George Cole, Irene Handl, Sidney James, Thorley Walters

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