Jack Blumenau's Grandparents, Tom and Eva Blumenau, were founder members of Amnesty International. See more »
In the scene where the children are on the canal bridge they watch a horse drawn canal boat pass under the bridge, the boat however is a motor boat and not an unpowered boat, motor boats did not appear on the canals until the 1920s. See more »
Open mine, it's pencils! If you don't want them, I'll have them!
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I really loved this film. It is beautifully done with a stellar cast of actors and actresses. The countryside setting is beautiful and heavenly. A touching story of a rich family who becomes poor and loses their father to prison. Their relationship with Sir Richard Attenborough's character is charming, delightful, and wishful. The children seek escape from their problems at the railroad tracks. By a simple wave, they begin a wonderful relationship. Sir Richard is more like a Santa Claus character and he does his humanly best to help them. It doesn't matter by the end, that they still live poorly than before as long as they're still together. I would strongly recommend this film version and the Edith Nesbit book to teachers and their English classes. I think they would benefit it form it.
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