STUDIOCANAL are delighted to bring back the much-beloved The Railway Children to cinemas, Sunday 3rd July.
In anticipation of the release of The Railway Children Return on July 15th, we will be offering the original film for a one-day special Sunday 3rd July at 2pm.
Based on the novel by E Nesbit, written and directed by Lionel Jefferies and starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Dinah Sheridan, and William Mervyn.
Featured in the BFI Top 100 British Films of all time, The Railway Children has been an inspiration to old and young audiences alike since its initial release in 1970.
When Father is mysteriously taken away by the police one night, Bobbie, Phyllis, and Peter move to the country with Mother to start a new, more modest life. The children while away the summer days playing on the local railway, where they make the acquaintance of station porter Mr. Perks and the Old Gentleman, who waves to them from his 1st Class carriage every morning. In awe of the great steam locomotives that thunder down the track, the children’s resourcefulness is put to great use: one day preventing a derailment, the next saving an injured cross country runner; all whilst they await the return of their beloved Father.
Sensitive without being sentimental, the film perfectly captures a magical moment in childhood, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest children’s films of all time.