I used to think this was filmed in Black and White like so many of these delightful films of the fifties, but no, it is in full colour complete with actual filming of the coronation.
This really is a wonderfully delightful story of two young children desperately wanting to see the coronation and when they were told they couldn't go, they decided to go to London without anyone knowing. Julie is resident at a boarding school and her friend John is a local boy. Together they hatch a plan to take the train to London in order to be there at the coronation. The film follows their journey and the adventures they fall into, all harmless and gentle fun. Peter Sellers plays a laid back policeman, Sid James as John's 'working class and proud of it' father, Megs Jenkins as the kind and gentle mother and Wilfred Hyde-White as the VIP who comes to the rescue.
This really is a delightful Sunday afternoon film for the whole family. Best of all, you can understand every single word spoken, even from the children. At such a bargain price, you can't go wrong.