The Railway Children

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Lionel Jeffries
Production: Universal
  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
G
Year:
1970
109 min
286 Views

Let's get to the fire, Peter, come on.

My darlings, those men last night

did bring very bad news

and Father will be away

for some time

Is it something to do

with the Government, Mummy?

Yes... yes, it is.

Now it's bed time, my darlings.

And don't worry.

It will all come right in the end.

Don't you worry either

because we'll be as good as gold.

Oh, we used to say life was so dull...

Nothing ever happened like in books.

Now something has happened.

Yes, it has

and it's made Mother unhappy.

Everything's horrid...

...just horrid.

Stairs... stairs... stairs...

Everything continued to be

perfectly horrid for some weeks.

Mother was nearly always out,

the between maid was sent away...

... and Aunt Emma

came on a visit.

- Good afternoon, children.

- Good afternoon, Aunt Emma.

Your mother has sent for me

in her distress,

and I'm here for a while

but not for long.

I'm off to India as a governess

and as I shall be busy preparing

for my arduous journey,

I shall require you to be seen

and not heard.

Preferably to be not seen

and not heard.

Children should be kept

in their proper places.

- Do you understand?

- Yes, Aunt Emma.

- Yes, Aunt Emma.

- Excellent.

You may kiss me

if you wish.

# You can hear them sigh

and wish to die

# You can see them wink

the other eye

# At the man who broke

the Bank at Monte Carlo

Altogether now

# As I walked along the Bois Boulogne

with an inde... #

I have asked you not to use them utensils

in that manner.

I was up at four this morning

cleaning them

as if I haven't got enough to do

what with the between maid leaving

and now your aunt asking me

to heave bloomin' great boxes about

like I was a navvy or something.

- Ruth.

- Yes?

There's no need to be so rude.

Cook was just trying to cheer us up.

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Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Charles Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter and film director. more…

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