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John and Julie (1955)

This is a heart warming story about two children who run away to London so they can visit the Queen.


William Fairchild

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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 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 Winifred Shotter ... Mrs. Swayne
Peter Jones ... Jeremy
Peter Sellers ... P.C. Diamond


This is a heart warming story about two children who run away to London so they can visit the Queen.

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Family | Comedy


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Release Date:

20 February 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Verliebt in eine Königin See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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13 October 2004 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

This was shown in America in the early seventies on the short lived CBS Children's Film Festival, which of course was hosted by Kukla, Fran & Ollie, the trio in which Fran was a human being, but Kukla the clown and Ollie the dragon were hand puppets operated by Burr Tillstrom.

I had no idea this program was in color for starters, and now to see it nearly 30 years later, it really is an absolute escapist delight. Forget all your troubles in life and focus on two children wanting to see her majesty's coronation.

Peter Sellers (nearly unrecognizeable as that cop), Sidney James (whom I just discovered earlier this year in the Carry On movies), and above all others, Wilfred Hyde White, always sensational to listen to.

There is nothing I can say about the music. It carries the movie, enters at just the right moments.

The coronation as well was brilliant. For her majesty and Winston Churchill's brief appearances? Certainly, but the stars were the British subjects themselves, shown throughout the movie aiding John and Julie in their quest to get to London as well, now gathered along the procession to cheer for the queen. These were the stars, as the movie triumphantly noted at the very end.

And now to see it well half a century after the events, three decades after I was first exposed to the story, what more is there to say?

God save the queen.

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