This indispensable box set combines two timeless literary adaptations.
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN tells the story of the Waterburys, whose happy middle-class existence is shattered one night when their father leaves the family home without explanation. Falling on hard times, Mother moves them to a cottage in the country where the children become fascinated with the nearby railroad. Waving faithfully to the passengers everyday, their vigilance and courage helps prevent an accident and their kind-heartedness soon wins them many friends – not least of all The Old Gentleman who may be able to help them solve the mystery of their father’s disappearance….
SWALLOWS & AMAZONS follows the adventures of four children and their sailing boat Swallow. Roger, Titty, Susan and John are taken on holiday by their mother to the Norfolk Broads, where they are allowed to sail their boat to a nearby island and set up camp. However they soon discover another boat: the Amazon, manned by potential rivals for dominion of the island.
“A charming, delightful, beautifully-made film for both adults and children”
Variety on Swallows and Amazons
“An absolute gem of a picture”
Barry Norman, Daily Mail on The Railway Children