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!!The ''St. Trinian's'' films include the following tropes:

* AccidentalAthlete: Annabelle Fritton is recruited for the hockey team after she smashes a bust with a mobile phone she belted with a hockey stick.
* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked ''and'' averted in the 2007 film: While the girls do say that "No use relying on the grown-ups. We need to sort this out ourselves," Miss Fritton turns out to be helpful in the end.

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* AccidentalAthlete: Annabelle Fritton is recruited for the hockey team after she smashes a bust with a mobile phone she belted with a hockey stick.
* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked ''and'' averted in the 2007 film: While the girls do say that "No use relying on the grown-ups. We need to sort this out ourselves," Miss Fritton turns out to be helpful in the end.
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* BeautifulAllAlong: In the 2007 film, Annabelle's rapid-fire montage of makeovers twists and subverts this trope before ending in a standard expression that puts her in Posh Totty territory.



* BlackComedyRape: Implied in the 2007 movie, where Geoffrey Thwaites has a drink with his old lover, Miss Fritton, passes out due to a combination of the alcohol and unspecified prescription medication, and wakes up naked in her bed the next morning to her euphemistic implications.
* {{Blackface}}: In the ''Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' Creator/FrankieHowerd's character gets a face full of soot, which he then uses to impersonate a Pakistani worker (with a dreadful accent) to evade capture.



* BriefAccentImitation: In the 2007 film, Flash Harry briefly disguises himself as a German art collector...with a hilariously awful accent.



* CelebrityParadox: When looking at ''The Girl With A Pearl Earring'', one girl comments that Creator/ColinFirth (who plays Geoffrey) was justified in [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring wanting to shag her]].
* CloudCuckoolander: The receptionist, Beverly. It's established in the first episode that this is partially because she's often very, very high.
* ContinuityReboot: The 2007 film borrows plot elements of ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'' and isn't explicitly linked to the previous six films.
* CorruptTheCutie: Princess Fatima in ''The Belles of St Trinian's''. Annabel Fritton in the 2007 movie.
* CrossCastRole: Alistair Sim (original series) and Rupert Everett (remake series) as the headmistress.
* CustomUniform: Due to the [[{{Understatement}} rather relaxed]] rules at St. Trinian's, all the girls wear custom uniforms apart from Annabel at first. Averted for laughs in one scene, where instead of scolding a student for dangling a girl off of the stairs, a teacher demands that she tuck her shirt in.
* DancePartyEnding: In both the 2007 and 2009 movies.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'', the girls are not a united group, but are instead acting at cross purposes. The 6th Form's actions also explicitly endanger the survival of the school, while later films have the 4th and 6th Forms form a united group and protecting the school is usually their main priority.
* FamousNamedForeigner: In the 2007 film, there is a French teacher called Miss [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maupassant Maupassant]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted in ''Blue Murder at St. Trinian's'': the girls have explicitly managed to steal a machine gun from the army.
* FeigningIntelligence : Done as part of a GambitRoulette in the 2007 film when the girls partake in a nation-wide quiz to find the smartest school in Britain. They use increasingly underhanded tactics to win each round (including sleeping with the other contestants and drugging one unfortunate team) and use the Internet to look up the answers, which are then relayed to the girls on stage. It does help that they know some of the answers.
* FilleFatale: The Posh Totties run a phone-sex operation.
* GargleBlaster: The vodka some of the girls distill in the 2007 movie is labelled "100% proof". It's powerful enough that a tiny taste makes Geoffrey quite drunk for a few minutes, and a shot glass full of it is powerful enough to knock a Russian girl unconscious. Previous versions apparently made people go blind and may have killed a woman.



* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: In the 2007 film, the girls band together to effect this trope on new girl Annabelle Fritton as she showers, filming the resulting nekkid antics on hidden cameras and broadcasting it on Website/YouTube.
* HandcarPursuit: One takes place at the climax of ''The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery''.



* LaserHallway: The 2007 film gives us just about every heist movie trope in the space of thirty minutes, which means that the girls have to negotiate one of these en route to stealing the ''Girl with a Pearl Earring''.



* LowerClassLout: The 2007 film has a clique of chavs.
* MadBomber: The explosive-mad twins in the 2007 film.
* MythologyGag: Several in the 2007 ContinuityReboot.
** The bust that Annabelle shatters is of Alistair Sim, the actor who portrayed Miss Fritton in the earlier films.
** Similarly, the painting in Miss Fritton's office is also of Sim.
** The animated heist plan mimics the artistic style of Ronald Searle, whose cartoons inspired the films.
** The uniforms the Posh Totties wear to the School Challenge are based on the uniforms from the earlier films.
** On the way to the School Challenge final, the camera lingers on the visible tops of Annabelle's stockings. The fact that the girls wore this style in the 50s movies was seen as shocking and scandalous.
** A deleted scene has a ministry official suggest "Let Those Wildcats Beware" as a news headline for the Minister's plan to make St. Trinian's an example; this is a reference to ''Wildcats of St. Trinian's''. Thwaite shoots it down as stupid, which may itself be a reference to how bad ''Wildcats'' was.
** At least one of the pictures the camera pans over in the Art Room is based on one of the original Searle drawings (The original caption to which is "...And this is Rachel, our Head girl.")
* NaiveNewcomer:
** Annabelle when she first shows up at school and comes around to being a full fledged St. Trinian's girl by the time the first half of the movie is over.
** Miss Dickinson is the new English teacher and she's completely overwhelmed on her first day. She appears to have gotten a decent grasp of what's going on by the time the film ends.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Miss Dickinson comments that they have lost "four English teachers in six months," prompting Ms Fritton to observe: "Very careless of us. I expect they'll turn up."
* OhCrap: In ''Train Robbery'', the mastermind behind the crime syndicate only appears to his subordinates as the unchanging image of an eye on a TV screen. Unchanging, that is, until they tell him that the school that's taken over the house where they hid the loot is St. Trinian's.
* OneGenderSchool: Only females. The school only involves two males (the bursar and the art teacher).
* OnlySaneMan:
** The undercover policewoman Ruby, compared to the other teachers.
** Oddly enough, Flash himself brief falls into this role during ''The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'', upon learning the girls plan to take the train robbery money for themselves, he exclaims they'll never get away with something like that. Subverted in that he goes along with the plan when one of the girls points out how much they ''have'' gotten away with before.
* OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople: In the 2007 film, reporters are at the school and Colin Firth's character stands nude at the window of the headmistress' room.
* PowerWalk: The girls have one in the 2007 film.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts in ''Blue Murder at St Trinian's'', played by Creator/TerryThomas.

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* LowerClassLout: The 2007 film has a clique OneGenderSchool: St. Trinian's is an all girls school, and the majority of chavs.the staff are female.
* MadBomber: ** The explosive-mad twins Bursar and the art teacher are male in the 2007 film.
* MythologyGag: Several in the 2007 ContinuityReboot.
** The bust that Annabelle shatters is of Alistair Sim, the actor who portrayed Miss Fritton in the earlier films.
** Similarly, the painting in Miss Fritton's office is also of Sim.
** The animated heist plan mimics the artistic style of Ronald Searle, whose cartoons inspired the films.
** The uniforms the Posh Totties wear to the School Challenge are based on the uniforms from the earlier films.
** On the way to the School Challenge final, the camera lingers on the visible tops of Annabelle's stockings. The fact that the girls wore this style in the 50s movies was seen as shocking and scandalous.
** A deleted scene has a ministry official suggest "Let Those Wildcats Beware" as a news headline for the Minister's plan to make St. Trinian's an example; this is a reference to ''Wildcats of St. Trinian's''. Thwaite shoots it down as stupid, which may itself be a reference to how bad ''Wildcats'' was.
** At least one of the pictures the camera pans over in the Art Room is based on one of the original Searle drawings (The original caption to which is "...And this is Rachel, our Head girl.")
* NaiveNewcomer:
** Annabelle when she first shows up at school and comes around to being a full fledged St. Trinian's girl by the time the first half of the movie is over.
** Miss Dickinson is the new English teacher and she's completely overwhelmed on her first day. She appears to have gotten a decent grasp of what's going on by the time the film ends.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Miss Dickinson comments that they have lost "four English teachers in six months," prompting Ms Fritton to observe: "Very careless of us. I expect they'll turn up."
* OhCrap: In ''Train Robbery'', the mastermind behind the crime syndicate only appears to his subordinates as the unchanging image of an eye on a TV screen. Unchanging, that is, until they tell him that the school that's taken over the house where they hid the loot is St. Trinian's.
* OneGenderSchool: Only females. The school only involves two males (the bursar and the art teacher).
* OnlySaneMan:
** The undercover policewoman Ruby, compared to the other teachers.
** Oddly enough, Flash himself brief falls into this role during ''The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'', upon learning the girls plan to take the train robbery money for themselves, he exclaims they'll never get away with something like that. Subverted in that he goes along with the plan when one of the girls points out how much they ''have'' gotten away with before.
* OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople: In the 2007 film, reporters are at the school and Colin Firth's character stands nude at the window of the headmistress' room.
* PowerWalk: The girls have one in the 2007 film.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts in ''Blue Murder at St Trinian's'', played by Creator/TerryThomas.
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* ShoutOut: The 2007 film is ''rife'' with them:
** ''Pride and Prejudice'' gets ''a lot'':
*** Many of the cast have some connection to ''P&P'': Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy and Anna Chancellor (Miss Bagstock) was Miss Bingley in the 1995 miniseries; Talulah Riley (Annabelle) was Mary Bennet in the 2005 film version; and Gemma Arterton (Kelly) was Elizabeth Bennet in the 2008 miniseries ''LostInAusten''.
*** Miss Fritton's dog is named for Mr. Darcy. This becomes distinctly "meta" in that the dog is kicked out the window while attempting to hump the Education Minister's leg - even Mr Darcy wants Colin Firth!
*** Colin Firth's slow-motion walk to the hockey field in wet white shirt with his jacket over his arm mimics a similar scene he did in the 1995 ''Pride and Prejudice''.
*** The quizmaster's question "What book was originally titled ''First Impressions''?" references the original title of ''Pride and Prejudice''.
** Similarly, there are a number of shoutouts surrounding "The Girl With A Pearl Earring", starting with Creator/ColinFirth's role in the [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring 2003 film of the same name]], the explicit reference to Colin Firth wanting to shag her, and Chelsea initially thinking that the idea is to "steal Scarlett Johansson''.
** To ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'', when the twins use a little too much explosive during the heist rehearsal.
--->You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!
** In her mannerisms and mode of dress, Camilla Fritton parodies Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
** When Thwaites and Camilla meet, she says "Another time!" and he answers "Another country!" His response is the title of [[Film/AnotherCountry a 1984 film]] in which Rupert Everett and Colin Firth first starred together.
** When Annabelle is entering the school for the first time, she calls it "[[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pikey Pikeys]]".
** A deleted scene has the girls running a Film/FightClub, which of course no one talks about.



* TheCaper:
** The break-in at the Ministry in ''Blue Murder at St.Trinian's'', where the girls break into the ministry, break through a ceiling, crack a safe and carry out their plan to [[spoiler: substitute some test answers, to make sure they win a prize of a European tour so they can get to Italy and the VI form can meet their Italian suitors]]. They get away with it undetected even though [[spoiler: they left a huge hole in the ceiling which, though papered over, is discovered in the morning]].
** The train robbers in ''The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' pull off the perfect heist, hide the millions and look set to get away with it, until [[spoiler: it turns out they hid the loot in a house that's since been acquired as St. Trinian's new base of operations]]. They then plan another caper, hoping to get the money back.



* WalkingInRhythm: In the original films, Flash Harry had a "theme" which played while he sneaked in.
* WritersCannotDoMath: One scene in the 2007 film had ''Creator/StephenFry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.



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----!!The original series of ''St. Trinian's'' films (1954 - 1966) include the following tropes:
* {{Blackface}}: In the ''Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' Creator/FrankieHowerd's character gets a face full of soot, which he then uses to impersonate a Pakistani worker (with a dreadful accent) to evade capture.
* CorruptTheCutie: Princess Fatima
* CrossCastRole: Alistair Sim as the headmistress.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'', the girls are not a united group, but are instead acting at cross purposes. The 6th Form's actions also explicitly endanger the survival of the school, while later films have the 4th and 6th Forms form a united group and protecting the school is usually their main priority.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Averted in ''Blue Murder at St. Trinian's'': the girls have explicitly managed to steal a machine gun from the army.
* HandcarPursuit: One takes place at the climax of ''The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery''.
* OhCrap: In ''Train Robbery'', the mastermind behind the crime syndicate only appears to his subordinates as the unchanging image of an eye on a TV screen. Unchanging, that is, until they tell him that the school that's taken over the house where they hid the loot is St. Trinian's.
* OnlySaneMan:
** The undercover policewoman Ruby, compared to the other teachers.
** Oddly enough, Flash himself brief falls into this role during ''The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'', upon learning the girls plan to take the train robbery money for themselves, he exclaims they'll never get away with something like that. Subverted in that he goes along with the plan when one of the girls points out how much they ''have'' gotten away with before.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts in ''Blue Murder at St Trinian's'', played by Creator/TerryThomas.
* WalkingInRhythm: In the original films, Flash Harry had a "theme" which played while he sneaked in.
* TheCaper:
** The break-in at the Ministry in ''Blue Murder at St.Trinian's'', where the girls break into the ministry, break through a ceiling, crack a safe and carry out their plan to [[spoiler: substitute some test answers, to make sure they win a prize of a European tour so they can get to Italy and the VI form can meet their Italian suitors]]. They get away with it undetected even though [[spoiler: they left a huge hole in the ceiling which, though papered over, is discovered in the morning]].
** The train robbers in ''The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' pull off the perfect heist, hide the millions and look set to get away with it, until [[spoiler: it turns out they hid the loot in a house that's since been acquired as St. Trinian's new base of operations]]. They then plan another caper, hoping to get the money back.

!!The ''St. Trinian's'' (2007) film includes the following tropes:
* AccidentalAthlete: Annabelle Fritton is recruited for the hockey team after she smashes a bust with a mobile phone she belted with a hockey stick.
* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked ''and'' averted; While the girls do say that "No use relying on the grown-ups. We need to sort this out ourselves," Miss Fritton turns out to be helpful in the end.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Annabelle's rapid-fire montage of makeovers twists and subverts this trope before ending in a standard expression that puts her in Posh Totty territory.
* BlackComedyRape: Implied when Geoffrey Thwaites has a drink with his old lover, Miss Fritton, and passes out due to a combination of the alcohol and unspecified prescription medication. He then wakes up naked in her bed the next morning to her euphemistic implications.
* BriefAccentImitation: Flash Harry briefly disguises himself as a German art collector...with a hilariously awful accent.
* CelebrityParadox: When looking at ''The Girl With A Pearl Earring'', one girl comments that Creator/ColinFirth (who plays Geoffrey) was justified in [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring wanting to shag her]].
* CloudCuckoolander: The receptionist, Beverly. It's implied that this is partially because she's often very, very high.
* ContinuityReboot: The 2007 film borrows plot elements of ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'' and isn't explicitly linked to the previous six films.
* CorruptTheCutie:
** Annabel Fritton starts out as a NaiveNewcomer who ends up becoming a fully fledged St. Trinian's girl towards the end of the film.
** Miss Dickinson remains fairly kind hearted and eager to teach, she just learns how to get them interested on a more St. Trinian's level.
* CrossCastRole: Creator/Rupert Everett as the headmistress Miss Fritton.
* CustomUniform: Due to the [[{{Understatement}} rather relaxed]] rules at St. Trinian's, all the girls wear custom uniforms apart from Annabel at first. Averted for laughs in one scene, where instead of scolding a student for dangling a girl off of the stairs, a teacher demands that she tuck her shirt in.
* DancePartyEnding: With Music/GirlsAloud, no less.
* FamousNamedForeigner: There is a French teacher called Miss [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maupassant Maupassant]]
* FeigningIntelligence : Done as part of a GambitRoulette when the girls partake in a nation-wide quiz to find the smartest school in Britain. They use increasingly underhanded tactics to win each round (including sleeping with the other contestants and drugging one unfortunate team) and use the Internet to look up the answers, which are then relayed to the girls on stage. It does help that they know some of the answers.
* FilleFatale: The Posh Totties run a phone-sex operation.
* GargleBlaster: The vodka some of the girls distill is labelled "100% proof". It's powerful enough that a tiny taste makes Geoffrey quite drunk for a few minutes, and a shot glass full of it is powerful enough to knock a Russian girl unconscious. Previous versions apparently made people go blind and may have killed a woman.
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: The girls band together to effect this trope on new girl Annabelle Fritton as she showers, filming the resulting nekkid antics on hidden cameras and broadcasting it on Website/YouTube.
* LaserHallway: This film gives about every heist movie trope in the space of thirty minutes, which means that the girls have to negotiate one of these en route to stealing the ''Girl with a Pearl Earring''.
* LowerClassLout: One of the cliques is known as The Chavs.
* MadBomber: The explosive-mad twins.
* MythologyGag: Several taken from the older films;
** The bust that Annabelle shatters is of Alistair Sim, the actor who portrayed Miss Fritton in the earlier films.
** Similarly, the painting in Miss Fritton's office is also of Sim.
** The animated heist plan mimics the artistic style of Ronald Searle, whose cartoons inspired the films.
** The uniforms the Posh Totties wear to the School Challenge are based on the uniforms from the earlier films.
** On the way to the School Challenge final, the camera lingers on the visible tops of Annabelle's stockings. The fact that the girls wore this style in the 50s movies was seen as shocking and scandalous.
** A deleted scene has a ministry official suggest "Let Those Wildcats Beware" as a news headline for the Minister's plan to make St. Trinian's an example; this is a reference to ''Wildcats of St. Trinian's''. Thwaite shoots it down as stupid, which may itself be a reference to how bad ''Wildcats'' was.
** At least one of the pictures the camera pans over in the Art Room is based on one of the original Searle drawings (The original caption to which is "...And this is Rachel, our Head girl.")
* NaiveNewcomer:
** Annabelle when she first shows up at school and comes around to being a full fledged St. Trinian's girl by the time the first half of the movie is over.
** Miss Dickinson is the new English teacher and she's completely overwhelmed on her first day. She appears to have gotten a decent grasp of what's going on by the time the film ends.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Miss Dickinson comments that they have lost "four English teachers in six months," prompting Ms Fritton to observe: "Very careless of us. I expect they'll turn up."
* OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople: Reporters and paparazzi are at the school and Colin Firth's character just happens to stands nude at the window of the headmistress' room.
* PowerWalk: The girls do this after having successfully pulled off their heist.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Pride and Prejudice'' gets ''a lot'':
*** Many of the cast have some connection to ''P&P'': Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy and Anna Chancellor (Miss Bagstock) was Miss Bingley in the 1995 miniseries; Talulah Riley (Annabelle) was Mary Bennet in the 2005 film version; and Gemma Arterton (Kelly) was Elizabeth Bennet in the 2008 miniseries ''LostInAusten''.
*** Miss Fritton's dog is named for Mr. Darcy. This becomes distinctly "meta" in that the dog is kicked out the window while attempting to hump the Education Minister's leg - even Mr Darcy wants Colin Firth!
*** Colin Firth's slow-motion walk to the hockey field in wet white shirt with his jacket over his arm mimics a similar scene he did in the 1995 ''Pride and Prejudice''.
*** The quizmaster's question "What book was originally titled ''First Impressions''?" references the original title of ''Pride and Prejudice''.
** Similarly, there are a number of shoutouts surrounding "The Girl With A Pearl Earring", starting with Creator/ColinFirth's role in the [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring 2003 film of the same name]], the explicit reference to Colin Firth wanting to shag her, and Chelsea initially thinking that the idea is to "steal Scarlett Johansson''.
** To ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'', when the twins use a little too much explosive during the heist rehearsal.
--->You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!
** In her mannerisms and mode of dress, Camilla Fritton parodies Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
** When Thwaites and Camilla meet, she says "Another time!" and he answers "Another country!" His response is the title of [[Film/AnotherCountry a 1984 film]] in which Rupert Everett and Colin Firth first starred together.
** When Annabelle is entering the school for the first time, she calls it "[[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pikey Pikeys]]".
** A deleted scene has the girls running a Film/FightClub, which of course no one talks about.
* WritersCannotDoMath:
** ''Creator/StephenFry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.
17th Aug '16 3:16:16 AM WillBGood
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: In an oddly comic way. The girls are criminal [[KarmicHoudini Karmic Houdini]]s who should be in juvenile detention at the very least. In spite of this they are usually not as bad as their enemies, and they are loyal to their friends and their school. Whatever they get up to is however usually very funny as well.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: In an oddly comic way. The girls are criminal [[KarmicHoudini Karmic Houdini]]s {{Karma Houdini}}s who should be in juvenile detention at the very least. In spite of this they are usually not as bad as their enemies, and they are loyal to their friends and their school. Whatever they get up to is however usually very funny as well.
24th May '16 2:07:04 PM Circeus
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* UnflinchingWalk: The unexpected explosion of the shack that formally initiates the surprise visit to St Trinian, while it causes a gaggle of jhournalist to crouch and jump in fear, doesn't seem to faze Thwaites whatsoever.
24th May '16 2:00:32 PM Circeus
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* OneGenderSchool: Only females. The only males who regularly are on the campus are the very put-upon Bursar and Flash.

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* OneGenderSchool: Only females. The school only involves two males who regularly are on (the bursar and the campus are the very put-upon Bursar and Flash.art teacher).
15th May '16 3:48:38 AM erforce
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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Rupert Everett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold'', in 2009 (featuring former Series/DoctorWho star David Tennant as the villain). A third film is planned.

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The franchise would have to wait 27 more years before a new film came out, this time simply called ''St. Trinian's'' (''St. Trinian's School for (Bad) Girls'' in DVD release). In this one, the school is threatened with foreclosure by the bank and the ultra-conservative Minister of Education. Faced with threats from all sides, the girls decide to pull off the biggest heist ever concocted by a bunch of teenagers. This one features Creator/ColinFirth as the Minister of Education, and thus avoids the CelebrityParadox by making jokes about ''Film/AnotherCountry'', ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''. It's also notable for having Colin Firth and Rupert Everett perform "Love is in the Air" over the end credits. There was also a poorly-received (though not bad) sequel, ''St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold'', ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', in 2009 (featuring former Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' star David Tennant Creator/DavidTennant as the villain). A third film is planned.



* AbortedArc: Roxy's role in the second film. She's given a lot of focus at the start, which includes the students fawning over her and arguing about which group she's going to join, but then she just falls out of focus. She barely even speaks in the second half of the film.

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* AbortedArc: Roxy's role in the second film. She's given a lot of focus at the start, which includes the students fawning over her and arguing about which group she's going to join, but then she just falls out of focus. She barely even speaks in the second half of the film.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: In an oddly comic way. The girls are criminal Karmic Houdini's who should be in juvenile detention at the very least. In spite of this they are usually not as bad as their enemies, and they are loyal to their friends and their school. Whatever they get up to is however usually very funny as well.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: In an oddly comic way. The girls are criminal [[KarmicHoudini Karmic Houdini's Houdini]]s who should be in juvenile detention at the very least. In spite of this they are usually not as bad as their enemies, and they are loyal to their friends and their school. Whatever they get up to is however usually very funny as well.



* CelebrityParadox: When looking at ''The Girl With A Pearl Earring'', one girl comments that Colin Firth was justified in wanting to shag her.

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* CelebrityParadox: When looking at ''The Girl With A Pearl Earring'', one girl comments that Colin Firth Creator/ColinFirth (who plays Geoffrey) was justified in [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring wanting to shag her.her]].



* DemonicPossession: Annabelle in ''St. Trinian's: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold'' gets possessed by her ancestor Captain Fritton. There is no real point to this scene, other then having the other girls scream, making the Emo do an exorcism, damaging Annabelle's self-esteem, and getting the second half of the clue.



* FakeBand: The Banned of St. Trinian's are featured in the 2009 film. As the DVD reveals, the actresses playing the band recorded the vocals for the two songs they're show performing. (A member of Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding, is a lead cast member in the second film, but does not perform with this group.)



* HeManWomanHater: In the 2009 film, an entire organization exists for hating women. Both Lord and [[IdenticalGrandson Sir Piers]] Pomfrey's motivations are solely because of this as well.



* JumpScare: Played for laughs, but a jump nevertheless, one of these happens in the 2009 film when Colin Firth's character encounters a possessed Annabelle returning to the school.
* KarmaHoudini: The girls are guilty of everything from forgery to kidnapping, but never seem to get into any real trouble.

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* JumpScare: Played for laughs, but a jump nevertheless, one of these happens in the 2009 film when Colin Firth's character encounters a possessed Annabelle returning to the school.
* KarmaHoudini: The girls are guilty of everything from forgery to kidnapping, but never seem to get into any real trouble.



* LastSecondWordSwap: In the 2009 film, Geoffrey nearly calls the girls "bitches" during a tirade [[spoiler: to gain Pomfrey's trust]], but can't bring himself to do so, saying "minxes" instead.



* LowerClassLout: The 2007 film has a clique of chavs. By the next film, they've become rude girls.

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* LowerClassLout: The 2007 film has a clique of chavs. By the next film, they've become rude girls.



** In the ''Legend of Fritton's Gold'', the first scene with the policeman saying "They're back," is similar to the first scene of ''Belles ''. The travelling montage is very similar to that used in ''Blue Murder''.
* NaiveNewcomer: Annabelle when she first shows up at school and comes around to being a full fledged St. Trinian's girl by the time the first half of the movie is over.

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* NaiveNewcomer:
** In the ''Legend of Fritton's Gold'', the first scene with the policeman saying "They're back," is similar to the first scene of ''Belles ''. The travelling montage is very similar to that used in ''Blue Murder''.
* NaiveNewcomer:
Annabelle when she first shows up at school and comes around to being a full fledged St. Trinian's girl by the time the first half of the movie is over.



* PirateGirl: Pirate Fritton from ''St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold''. [[spoiler: The entire school briefly borrows a pirate ship in order to get the proof Shakespeare was a girl.]]



* SamusIsAGirl: "That Sea Dog, was a she dog." Pirate Fritton ([[spoiler:who is William Shakespeare]]) is a woman. Unlike other examples of this trope, this is blatantly obvious from the get-go.[[note]]Unless you're familiar with [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] and his campy manners...[[/note]]



** Similarly, there are a number of shoutouts surrounding "The Girl With A Pearl Earring", starting with Colin Firth's role in the 2003 film of the same name, the explicit reference to Colin Firth wanting to shag her, and Chelsea initially thinking that the idea is to "steal Scarlett Johansson''.
** To ''TheItalianJob'', when the twins use a little too much explosive during the heist rehearsal.

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** Similarly, there are a number of shoutouts surrounding "The Girl With A Pearl Earring", starting with Colin Firth's Creator/ColinFirth's role in the [[Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring 2003 film of the same name, name]], the explicit reference to Colin Firth wanting to shag her, and Chelsea initially thinking that the idea is to "steal Scarlett Johansson''.
** To ''TheItalianJob'', ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'', when the twins use a little too much explosive during the heist rehearsal.



** A deleted scene has the girls running a FightClub, which of course no one talks about.

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** A deleted scene has the girls running a FightClub, Film/FightClub, which of course no one talks about.



* SweetPollyOliver: Half the main case of ''St. Trinian's 2'' dress as guys to infiltrate a boy's school. Disturbingly, several of the girls look more convincing as guys than some of the male actors cast to play the male students, including one who comes off as a dead ringer for Leonardo [=DiCaprio=], and another who is so handsome as a boy one of the St. Trinian's girls accidentally takes a shine to "him" before realising who she is.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: in both the original film and the reboot. In ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'', Millicent and Clarence Fritton were both played by Alastair Sim. In the reboot film, Camilla and Carnaby Fritton were both played by Rupert Everett. Also Sir Piers Pomfrey and Lord Pomfrey were both played by David Tennant.
* UpToEleven: Fritton's Gold features an amp that does this.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: in both the original film and the reboot. In ''The Belles of St. Trinian's'', Millicent and Clarence Fritton were both played by Alastair Sim. In the reboot film, Camilla and Carnaby Fritton were both played by Rupert Everett. Also Sir Piers Pomfrey and Lord Pomfrey were both played by David Tennant.\n* UpToEleven: Fritton's Gold features an amp that does this.



* WritersCannotDoMath: One scene in the 2007 film had ''Stephen Fry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Several senior girls.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: One scene in the 2007 film had ''Stephen Fry'' ''Creator/StephenFry'' award points to a team for concluding that the volume of a sphere is πr[[superscript:3]]. A fourteen-year-old could probably tell you that it's (4πr[[superscript:3]])/3.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Several Worn by several senior girls.girls.
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* VillainSong: If you do view the students as {{Villain Protagonist}}s, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Yt9FOkxuk St. Trinian's Chant]] would be this. It fits pretty well in any case, with the girls revelling in the mayhem they cause.
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** A deleted scene has the girls running a FightClub, which of course no one talks about.
10th Dec '15 1:20:03 PM AgProv
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* {{Blackface}}: In the ''Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' Frankie Howerd's character gets a face full of soot, which he then uses to impersonate a Pakistani worker (with a dreadful accent) to evade capture.

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* {{Blackface}}: In the ''Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery'' Frankie Howerd's Creator/FrankieHowerd's character gets a face full of soot, which he then uses to impersonate a Pakistani worker (with a dreadful accent) to evade capture.
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* AbortedArc: Roxy's role in the second film. She's given a lot of focus at the start, which includes the students fawning over her and arguing about which group she's going to join, but then she just falls out of focus. She barely even speaks in the second half of the film.
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** On the way to the School Challenge final, the camera lingers on the visible tops of Annabelle's stockings. The fact that the girls wore this style in the 50s movies was seen as shocking and scandalous.
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