The Railway Children Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 1970

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

G|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
After Charles Waterbury (Iain Cuthbertson) is imprisoned on false charges of selling state secrets, his wife (Dinah Sheridan) must move to a small house near a railway station. The Waterbury children -- Bobbie (Jenny Agutter), Phyllis (Sally Thomsett) and Peter (Gary Warren) -- occupy themselves watching the trains, even befriending a gentleman (William Mervyn) who frequents the station. When the children discover what has happened to their father, their new friend provides key assistance.

Cast: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, Jenny Agutter, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson, Gary Warren, Sally Thomsett

Director: Lionel Jeffries

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Distributors: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], MGM-EMI, Warner Home Vídeo, Universal Pictures

Keywords: Sister, Daughter, Wife, Son, Endearing, Rescue


Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)