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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Gibson ... John
Lesley Dudley ... Julie
... Miss Stokes
... Dora
... Sir James (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
... Mr. Pritchett
... Mrs. Pritchett
Joseph Tomelty ... Mr. Davidson
... Mrs. Davidson
Patric Doonan ... Jim Webber
Andrew Cruickshank ... Uncle Ben
... Mr. Swayne
Winifred Shotter ... Mrs. Swayne
... Jeremy
... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Verliebt in eine Königin  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


(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 »


The British Grenadiers
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
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A sweet premise, but the heroine is repellent.
21 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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