17 January 2020 | ashwetherall1
Warm hearted film of yesteryear.
This is one of those films that brings out my nostalgic tendencies.
John and julie is a simple story of a little girl called Julie who decides to run away to london with her best friend John to see the Queens coronation. The film was made just a couple of years after the events the film depicts.
It's a simple story, its told with total charm and warmth. The two young actors playing John and Julie are totally believable natural.
They are surrounded by cameos of the cream of 50s acting talent from Wilfred Hyde White to Peter Sellers... Although this is obviously a celebration of the event of 1953. The film trys to represent all walks of life. There is a very early attempt to show a multi cultural uk along with Londons slightly seedy night life.
John and Julie works because it just so cosy. It show a bygone age that we could learn alot from.. It might not have the prestige of an Eailing Comedy but deserves to be shown more.