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The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to on his morning train journey. Bobbie, the eldest girl, makes contact with him to try and get help for the problems they are facing. Meanwhile the children find themselves involved in several unexpected dramas on the railway

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  1. Lionel Jeffries

    Director, Writer

  2. Robert Lynn


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dinah Sheridan

    Dinah Sheridan

    Mrs. Waterbury

  2. Bernard Cribbins

    Bernard Cribbins

    Albert Perks

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    William Mervyn

    Old Gentleman

  4. Iain Cuthbertson

    Iain Cuthbertson

    Charles Waterbury

  5. Jenny Agutter

    Jenny Agutter

    Roberta 'Bobbie' Waterbury

  6. Sally Thomsett

    Sally Thomsett

    Phyllis Waterbury

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 21, 1970
    U, Theatrical



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