The Cuts of St. Trinians…BBFC cuts to the series of comedy films set in an out of control girls school

Posted: 30 June, 2014 in BBFC cuts
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There have been 7 films set in the boisterous girl’s boarding school of St.Trinians.Four in the original series:

  • The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954)
  • Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957)
  • The Pure Hell of St Trinian’s (1960)
  • The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery (1966)

And three latter day entries:

  • The Wildcats of St Trinian’s (1980)
  • St Trinian’s (2007)
  • St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold (2009)

Three have been released with cuts.

St Trinians Pure Hell DVD The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s is a 1960 UK comedy by Frank Launder.
Starring Cecil Parker, George Cole and Joyce Grenfell. BBFC link IMDb

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

Cut by the BBFC for 1960 cinema release and the cuts have persisted into all releases since.

Passed U after BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 Optimum/Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1988 Warner VHS
  • 1960 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 3 – Shorten the striptease in the school hall.
  • Reel 5 – Shorten the striptease in the night club.

Wildcats St Trinians Region NTSC The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s is a 1980 UK comedy by Frank Launder.
Starring Sheila Hancock, Michael Hordern and Joe Melia. BBFC link IMDb

The girls of St. Trinian’s decide they are being asked to do too much work so they go on strike.

Passed A afterBBFCcategory cuts for:

  • 1979 cinema release

The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 6 – Remove sight of bare breasts of girls having their photographs taken. Newspaper photographs in following sequence may remain.

St Trinians Legend Frittons Gold St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold is a 2009 UK comedy adventure by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson.
With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and David Tennant. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.

Passed PG for mild language, sex references and violence afterBBFC suggested cuts for:

The BBFC suggested cuts for PG

This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 12A classification but that the requested PG certificate could be achieved by making changes to four scenes, including dialogue. In particular the BBFC suggested that the company:

  • remove a phallically placed dart on a newspaper picture;
  • reduce the enthusiasm with which an electric chair and death is presented;
  • remove any imitable detail of household products being mixed to create a weapon; and
  • remove an aggressive use of bitch .

When the finished version of the film was submitted these changes had been made and the film was classified PG .


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