Girls' School (1938 film)

Girls' School is a 1938 comedy film starring Anne Shirley. The film was directed by John Brahm and based upon a Tess Slesinger story. Morris Stoloff and Gregory Stone were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring.

Girls' School
Theatrical poster
Directed byJohn Brahm
Written byTess Slesinger (story)
Richard Sherman
StarringAnne Shirley
Music byGregory Stone
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byOtto Meyer
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 30, 1938 (1938-09-30)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film revolves around wealthy high school teenagers who are sent to a Magnolia Hall,[1] a boarding school to learn proper etiquette. One of the girls causes a scandal when she stays out all night, then announces on planning to elope with a boy. She gets in trouble when the faculty finds out through a monitor's report from a reluctant poor girl attending on scholarship.[2]



  1. Whittaker, Herbert W. (December 24, 1938). "Story of Sensitive Youth at School Finely Told in Picture". The Gazette. Canada, Montreal. p. 11. Retrieved October 19, 2018 via
  2. The New York Times Review

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