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John and Julie (1955)

A charming, heartwarming story about two children who run away to London because they are determined to visit the Queen.

Director:

William Fairchild
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Gibson Colin Gibson ... John
Lesley Dudley 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 Patric Doonan ... Jim Webber
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Uncle Ben
Colin Gordon ... Mr. Swayne
Winifred Shotter ... Mrs. Swayne
Peter Jones ... Jeremy
Peter Sellers ... P.C. Diamond
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Storyline

John and Julie are two children, aged about 9 and 6, who live in Dorset. They are told at school that the Coronation of QUeen Elizabeth II will take place the day after tomorrow. Can they go to see the Queen? Well, no, they can't. They decide to make their own way to London, after all the have an uncle who is a Corporal of Horse in the Household Cavalry; no doubt he will be able to let them see the Queen. They run away and travel ticketless part of the way by train, and a series of misadventures make their journey rather disjointed. Nevertheless they get to London, but the get separated and they can't find the Uncle. Some kindly adults try to help them, and eventually they are reunited after sleeping out. They go to Knightsbridge Barracks and the kindly Commanding Officer arranges for them to see the procession in the care of a policeman. However Julie falls asleep at the moment when the Queen's carriage passes, and she is distraught. A second visit to the Commanding Officer makes ... Written by Hazel Freeman

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Family | Comedy

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Trivia

Colin Gibson and Lesley Dudley received "introducing" credits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Don't Dilly Dally
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Collins and Fred W. Leigh
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Misinformation in one review
21 March 2011 | by backofthevanSee all my reviews

Reviewer Jennifer Nicol from Vancouver states that Julie is played by Leslie Dunlop who later appeared in May to December. This is incorrect. Julie is played by Leslie Dudley, a completely different person, whose career did not continue much past this film.

This part could have been served better by a more talented and engaging child actress, but the film has a lot more to carry it through to a satisfying conclusion.

The stock footage of the coronation events is very interesting. I saw this coronation on television as a child and have always remembered it.

The children's escapades are very innocent and this film could not be made today, as we don't approve of adults giving children rides in cars (for instance) without even asking where their parents are!

This is a charming film of a bygone time and could be enjoyed by everyone. That it is filmed in colour is a bonus, as the English countryside is lovely.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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