John and Julie
|John and Julie|
|Directed by||William Fairchild|
|Produced by||Herbert Mason|
|Written by||William Fairchild|
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Edited by||Bernard Gribble|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films (UK)|
|Box office||£154,494 (UK)|
John (Gibson) and Julie (Dudley) are two children from Dorset who are eager to see the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in spite of the fact that their respective parents have no intention of going. When the two are left alone they decide to run off to London to see John's 'Uncle Ben' "because he knows the queen". Along their way, they encounter different quirky and eccentric people who help them achieve their goal and see the Queen's procession.
- Colin Gibson as John Pritchett
- Lesley Dudley as Julie
- Noelle Middleton as Miss Stokes
- Moira Lister as Dora
- Wilfrid Hyde-White as Sir James, a Field Marshal in the Life Guards
- Sid James as Mr. Pritchett, John's father
- Megs Jenkins as Mrs. Pritchett, John's mother
- Joseph Tomelty as Mr. Davidson, a judge on holiday from America
- Constance Cummings as Mrs. Davidson, his wife
- Patric Doonan as Jim Webber, a bicycle shop owner
- Andrew Cruickshank as Uncle Ben, a corporal in the Life Guards
- Peter Coke as captain in the Life Guards
- Colin Gordon as Mr. Swayne, a boys' group leader
- Winifred Shotter as Mrs. Swayne, his wife
- Peter Jones as Jeremy
- Vincent Ball as Digger
- Peter Sellers as Police Constable Diamond
- Patrick Connor as Trooper Rogers
- Philip Stainton as a London police sergeant
Filming took place at Beaconsfield Studios. It is interspersed with footage from the day of the coronation.
Halliwell's Film Video & DVD Guide describes the film as "Genial little family comedy full of stock comic characters."
In 2007, John and Julie was released on DVD as part of the Long Lost Comedy Classics collection.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
- "Frazer Hines". bfs.org.uk. BFI. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
- Walker, 2004, p. 444
- U.S. MONEY BEHIND 30% OF BRITISH FILMS: Problems for the Board of Trade The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) [Manchester (UK)] 04 May 1956: 7
- Walker, John. (2004). Halliwell's Film Video & DVD Guide. HarperCollins Entertainment