Based on the play of the same name by John Dighton, this British comedy is about a girls’ school which is billeted to a boys’ school by mistake and trouble erupts.
In the middle of World War II, the all-girls St. Swithins school is exiled from London to dodge the Blitz. Due to an organisational mistake, the female students and staff are repositioned to the Nutborne Boys School, whose headmaster, Wetherby Pond (Alastair Sim), is shocked.
He and St. Swithins headmistress Muriel Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford) approve to keep their mixed-sex estate confidential to evade worrying the parents, but they struggle to two-time visiting examiners.
Alastair Sim gives one of the best performances of his career playing the role of the…