Whistle Down the Wind

The best of the best! A hand-picked collection of the best, most ambitious, imaginative, absorbing and all-round excellent films.


This film has one use of mild bad language


Whistle Down the Wind Rating: PG 7+

3.3112 out of 5 241 Votes (Members)
99 mins

When three children in a rural corner of Lancashire find a fugitive hiding in a barn on their family's farm it begins an even more dramatic series of events. The children, led by the oldest of them, Kathy, aren't aware this stranger is on the run from the police - in fact, they think he's Jesus, and so when he asks them to keep his presence there a secret, they agree without question. But secrets aren't always easy to keep - and soon word has spread among the children of the nearby village of the man in the barn, leaving Kathy desperate to stop any adults finding out as well. This fine British drama is still as powerful now as it was when it was first released back in the early 1960s.

Review Writing Guides

Need some tips on making your reviews stand out from the crowd? Download our Primary and Secondary review writing guides and develop your own writing style.



Viewing 55-60 of 485 Reviews

  • Amy, 8

    5 out of 5
    Amy, 8
    2014-05-04 20:42:33

    I like it because it is black and white. I like it because it is a historical movie . It has funny parts in it.

  • Isla, 8

    4 out of 5
    Isla, 8
    2014-04-26 12:45:16

    I liked Whistle Down the Wind because there was a lot of danger when the children thought the man who had murdered someone was Jesus. They thought he was Jesus because the girl said what is your name and he said Jesus Christ.It was sad when the murderer killed the cat. It was very kind of the children when they rescued the three kittens and took them all the way to there barn.it was good when the murderer got sent to prison because he deserved it.

  • Callum, 9

    5 out of 5
    Callum, 9
    2014-04-15 16:07:59

    this film was made in 1961 and's about three regular children that find a murder in there barn. they tried to keep it a secret but soon the school children find out the man in the barn is not Jesus. for me I did not like it.

  • matthew, 9

    5 out of 5
    matthew, 9
    2014-04-08 18:05:03

    I love this movie because it was black and white and that shows its a historical movie. Some of the children forgot their words and that made it look more realistic and gave it a better effect. I also think it's good because it had two stories in one. THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William, 9

    3 out of 5
    William, 9
    2014-03-14 13:03:27

    Another 3 for whistle down the windas it wasn't a great film at all even though were some fantastic parts in it but just not my type of film. This might be a great film for other people in film club but not my taste of film.

  • george, 8

    3 out of 5
    george, 8
    2014-03-11 08:31:01

    I liked when they thought that the murderer was Jesus! But I thought the animation was'nt that good.

To improve your experience of our website, we would like to use cookies to store anonymous information in the form of a very small text file on your computer.

You can find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, in our Privacy Policy. Allow cookies

This website works best using cookies which are currently blocked. Allow cookies? Allow cookies More info Privacy Policy