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Release Date:
20 February 1956 (Denmark) See more »
This is a heart warming story about two children who run away to London so they can visit the Queen. | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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A sweet premise, but the heroine is repellent. See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)
Colin Gibson ... John
Lesley Dudley ... Julie

Noelle Middleton ... Miss Stokes

Moira Lister ... Dora

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Sir James (as Wilfrid Hyde White)

Sidney James ... Mr. Pritchett

Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Pritchett
Joseph Tomelty ... Mr. Davidson

Constance Cummings ... Mrs. Davidson
Patric Doonan ... Jim Webber
Andrew Cruickshank ... Uncle Ben

Colin Gordon ... Mr. Swayne
Winifred Shotter ... Mrs. Swayne

Peter Jones ... Jeremy

Peter Sellers ... P.C. Diamond
Vincent Ball ... Digger
Paul Chapman ... Youth Club Boy
Peter Coke ... The Captain
Patrick Connor ... Trooper Rogers (as Pat Connor)

Mona Washbourne ... Miss Rendlesham
Jean St. Clair ... Miss Forbes
Molly Weir ... Landlady
Barbara Cavan ... Mrs. Lundy
Philip Stainton ... London Police Sergeant

John Stuart ... Palace Policeman
George Rose ... Wilbury Policeman
Russell Waters ... Garage Policeman
Tony Lyons ... Bicycle Thief
Charles Lamb ... Man In Train
Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver (as Fred Griffith)
Ben Williams ... Coach Driver

Bill Shine ... Car Driver

Katie Johnson ... Old Lady
Toke Townley ... Booking Clerk
Peter Bathurst ... Station Master
Cyril Smith ... Ticket Inspector
Maureen Todd ... Mildred
Molly Osborne ... Alice

Richard Dimbleby ... Commentator
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ... Commentator (as Wynford Vaughan Thomas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Prince Charles ... Himself (archive footage)

Prince Philip ... Himself (archive footage)

Princess Anne ... Herself (archive footage)

Queen Elizabeth II ... Herself (archive footage)
Jonathan Bailey ... Choir Boy (uncredited)
Michael Bentine ... Paper Tearing Entertainer (uncredited)
Valerie Buckley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Anne Cooke ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jacqueline Cox ... Girl Guide (uncredited)
Raymond Dudley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Irene French ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mandy Harper ... Julie's Friend (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Crowd Extra Trafalgar Square (uncredited)

Frazer Hines ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Howell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jemma Hyde ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Crowd Extra Trafalgar Square (uncredited)
Hennie Scott ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tony Selby ... Youth Club boy (uncredited)
John Symonds ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gareth Tandy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
David Tilley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sandra Walden ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jane White ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joey White ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
William Fairchild 
Writing credits
William Fairchild (by)

William Fairchild (written by)

Produced by
John Baxter .... executive producer
Herbert Mason .... producer
Original Music by
Philip Green 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (photographed in Eastman Colour by)
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
Art Direction by
Ray Simm  (as Raymond Simm)
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Hicks .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Peter Crowhurst .... second assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Eric Saw .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Len Page .... sound recordist
Tom Otter .... boom operator (uncredited)
Alan Thorne .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Vic Margutti .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoffrey Faithfull .... second unit photography
Moray Grant .... camera operator
Ernest Palmer .... second unit photography
Dick Bayley .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ted Belcher .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Richard Cantouris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Faithfull .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vi Murray .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
John Glen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jeanne Henderson .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Eddie Calvert .... musician: solo trumpet
Philip Green .... music director
John Addison .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity

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Additional Details

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USA:82 min
Color (Eastman Colour)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Colin Gibson and Lesley Dudley received "introducing" credits.See more »
Revealing mistakes: One character in the London sequence, called Jeremy, claims to be Australian, but the flag he is holding is the New Zealand one.See more »
The Queen Is CrownedSee more »


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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A sweet premise, but the heroine is repellent., 21 February 2000
Author: samachson from New York

In the summer of 1953 the world's attention turned to London, site of the coronation of young Queen Elizabeth. Two English children, transfixed by the spectacle, decide to run away from home and join the throng. Alone, without a plan or a penny, they journey 150 miles by horseback, bicycle, train and car through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable. The film includes archival footage that conveys the thrilling spectacle of the British Empire united in one of its last great celebrations. Most of the cast turn in capable performances. Peter Sellers shines in a small early role, Moira Lister ably portrays Moira, the prostitute who briefly becomes a surrogate mother, and Sidney James brings life to his role as John's bitter working-class father. The only real sour note? Leslie Dudley, starring as Julie, is a singularly repellent child, continually pouting and crying. A fat, dour, whining brat, Dudley is woefully miscast in a pivotal role that demands sweetness and charm. Watch this film for the pomp and color of a vanished world, and try to imagine how lovely it could have been with young Haley Mills in the role of Julie.

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