The Railway Children (1970) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Railway Children

Lionel Jeffries, 1970

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The Railway Children
E. Nesbit, 1906

The Railway Children is a movie directed by Lionel Jeffries in 1970 and based on the book of the same name by E. Nesbit, first published in 1906. The movie features Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson, Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries, 1970)

8

/ 10

Book Cover: The Railway Children (E. Nesbit, 1906)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Railway Children, the 1906 book by E. Nesbit.

The Railway Children

Read by: Olivia Colman

Storyline

In turn-of-the-century London, Roberta Waterbury lives a perfect upper-class life with her parents, sister and brother until one fateful night when her father is mysteriously arrested. Suddenly impoverished, the children and their mother are forced to move to a dusty cottage far away in the country perched on the edge of a railroad. But along these magical tracks, in the nearby station and on the mighty trains themselves, Bobbie and her siblings will discover adventure, face danger and forge friendships that will change their young lives forever.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Railway Children, the 1970 movie by Lionel Jeffries

Year

1970

Minutes

109

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Railway Children, the 1906 book by E. Nesbit

Year

1906

Pages

188

Book Rate

8.02

S: Goodreads

Book

The Railway Children

Country: UK

First published in: 1906

Length: 188 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
The Railway Children (1968-)
TV Mini-Series by Julia Smith
Movie poster
The Railway Children (2000)
Movie by Catherine Morshead
Movie poster
The Railway Children Return (2022)
Movie by Morgan Matthews

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Poster of The Railway Children, the 1970 movie by Lionel Jeffries

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Cover of The Railway Children, the 1906 book by E. Nesbit

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Poster of The Railway Children, the 1970 movie by Lionel Jeffries

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8 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Railway Children, the 1906 book by E. Nesbit

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45% No

6 votes

5 votes

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