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John and Julie (1955) is a British comedy film, starring Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley, Noelle Middleton and Moira Lister, and featuring Peter Sellers and Sid James in early screen roles.

John and Julie
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Fim poster
Directed byWilliam Fairchild
Produced byHerbert Mason
Written byWilliam Fairchild
StarringColin Gibson
Lesley Dudley
Noelle Middleton
Moira Lister
Music byPhilip Green
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byBernard Gribble
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK)
Release date
  • 26 July 1955 (1955-07-26) (UK)
Running time
82 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office£154,494 (UK)[1]

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Frazer Hines who later became known for his portrayal of Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who had a minor role.[2]

ProductionEdit

Filming took place at Beaconsfield Studios. It is interspersed with footage from the day of the coronation.

ReceptionEdit

Halliwell's Film Video & DVD Guide describes the film as "Genial little family comedy full of stock comic characters."[3]

According to the National Film Finance Corporation, the film made a comfortable profit.[4]

Home MediaEdit

In 2007, John and Julie was released on DVD as part of the Long Lost Comedy Classics collection.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
  2. ^ "Frazer Hines". bfs.org.uk. BFI. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ Walker, 2004, p. 444
  4. ^ 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

BibliographyEdit

  • Walker, John. (2004). Halliwell's Film Video & DVD Guide. HarperCollins Entertainment

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