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FULL SYNOPSIS

Lionel Jeffries directed Water Babies, a children's fantasy based on the story by Charles Kingsley that incorporates live-action and animation in the tradition of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. In Dickensian London, a 12-year-old chimney sweep's apprentice named Tom (Tommy Pender) has to put up with his boss, Grimes (James Mason), and his heavy drinking. One day, in the home of a client, Tom is accused of stealing the silverware. Tom makes a run for it and leaps into a pool, where he comes across a collection of animated characters. While submerged he helps to rescue "water babies," children held hostage by an eel and a shark. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

James Mason
as Grimes
Billie Whitelaw
as Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby
Bernard Cribbins
as Masterman
Joan Greenwood
as Lady Harriet
David Tomlinson
as Sir John
Samantha Gates
as Ellie
Paul Luty
as Sladd
Tommy Pender
as Tom
Una Stubbs
Olive Gregg
David Jason
Lance Percival

Crew

Lionel Jeffries
Director
Charles Kingsley
Book Author
Michael Robson
Screenwriter
Edward Scaife
Cinematographer
Phil Coulter
Composer (Music Score)
Phil Coulter
Songwriter
Peter Weatherly
Editor
Phyllis Dalton
Costume Designer
Ray Frift
First Assistant Director
Jack Stokes
Animator
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