The Railway Children
The Railway, the Children . . . and the wonderful secret they'll share with you !
The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to on his morning train journey. Bobbie, the eldest girl, makes contact with him to try and get help for the problems they are facing. Meanwhile the children find themselves involved in several unexpected dramas on the railway
This excellent cinematic rendition of Edith Nesbit's popular children's novel follows the lives of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis, and Peter, and their mother, after their father is unfairly accused of treason and sent to prison.
They go to live in an almost uninhabitable house in the country which stands near a railway line – mum writes stories to make enough money for food and candles, while the children spend much of their time around the railway station and, specifically, waving to one particular train to 'send their love to father'.
Always an involving and clever novel, the characters are here brought to life under the perceptive direction of Lionel Jeffries (better known as a fine character actor). Jenny Agutter plays Bobbie,…
Daddy, my daddy. One of the best endings to any film made. Charming film with the weird air of the 1970's version of Victorian atmosphere. Manages to be sentimental without complete mawkishness.
lovely cute film
jenny was my girl crush.... that voice!
Reissued for its 40th Anniversary, The Railway Children remains a classic film for nostalgic times. Mother and her three kids relocate to a simple house in the north after Father is forced to go away. The children befriend Mr Perks at the station and get involved in various heartwarming adventures. Utterly charming, it should be required viewing for all families with young children.
Trip down memory lane. Good locations!!!
Very pleasant, very middle class, wish it had done more with the communist undertones. Saccharine and without risk, yet demands affection.
The classic story classically told.