This is quite a cheeky and, for its time (1960) racy - but, by no means, smutty - film depicting the almost inevitable events and the emotional effects on the pupils and staff of an English all-boys public school, following the appointment of a young, attractive female French teacher. This results from several previous masters having, in turn, left the school by ambulance, apparently suffering from food poisoning. Being the only applicant for the position, mademoiselle's appointment was rather forced on the headmaster, much to the delight of his sports teacher son and, quite quickly, the pupils in general but not, of course, the more "staid" members of staff.
To some extent, this did put me in mind, albeit vaguely and perhaps a little harshly, of a male version of some of the St. Trinian's films, but without so much violence, although the school does ultimately suffer an attack at the hands of the pupils as a protest at the eventual dismissal of the French teacher. This follows the headmaster's assumption that his own embarrassing pre-war indiscretions have some connection with her and are about to catch up with him and cause complications.
By to-day's standards, this film is somewhat tame but, nevertheless, refreshingly light hearted and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended.