The film opens in a happy, comfortable upper middle-class home in Edwardian London. One night in 1905, the three children see their father usher two strangers into his study. After an argument he leaves with them and does not return. They and their mother fall on hard times and eventually move to a cottage in the country. Yet they keep their spirits up and find ways to help others. Fascinated by the nearby railway, they wave to the passengers faithfully every day, and their vigilance and courage prevent an accident. Their kindness makes friends of some important people who can help solve the mystery of their missing father.
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Did You Know?
At the end of the film when Charles Waterbury arrives at the station every one knows because as Perks points out it's in the paper. The only ones who don't know are the family who in fact would have been told before the newspapers. See more
Why don't we ask the next train to take our love to Daddy?
Trains don't carry people's love, they'd be above that.
Yes, they do if you tame them first. I wonder why Daddy hasn't written to us.
Mummy says he's too busy. He'll write soon, she says.
Well, why don't we wave anyway? Three waves won't matter. We won't miss them.
[so start waving
In the opening titles, all the actors' names have a title: "Mr Bernard Cribbins", "Miss Jenny Agutter", "Master Gary Warren" etc. See more
Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green
Written by Harry Clifton
Performed by Bernard Cribbins
(as Albert Perks at the birthday party) See more