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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.


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 ... 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


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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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 »


Imperial Echoes
Music by Arnold Safroni
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A film that I thoroughly enjoyed aged around 12
28 December 2001 | by piers-7See all my reviews

This was a most enjoyable film, using the coronation of a year or so before as a backdrop for the story. Lots of very familiar British actors, many of whom became well-known in later years, were in the film and Eddie Calvert's theme became a hit in those less beat-conscious years.

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Release Date:

20 February 1956 (Denmark) 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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