Whistle Down the Wind

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This film has one use of mild bad language

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Whistle Down the Wind Rating: PG 7+

3.4008 out of 5 237 Votes (Members)
Duration
99 mins
Year
1961
Director(s)
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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.

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  • Chiara, 8

    4 out of 5
    By
    Chiara, 8
    Date
    2013-09-17 18:14:17

    It was a good film.
    It was scary at one point and funny on the other.
    Over all I really enjoyed it.
    I hope you like it to....

  • Connie, 8

    3 out of 5
    By
    Connie, 8
    Date
    2013-09-17 17:07:51

    this film is funny, sad and enjoyable to watch!

  • Lara, 8

    3 out of 5
    By
    Lara, 8
    Date
    2013-09-17 17:02:17

    i liked this film because it is about meeting Jesus and helping him to survie in the stable, but their is trouble brewing while the secret spreads...

  • Theo, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    Theo, 10
    Date
    2013-09-17 16:47:07

    I pretty munch liked this film. The ending kinds of leaves you on a cliffhanger, that Jesus was taken away by the police becuase he was a murderer. The first problem of this film is that it's in black and white.
    The second problem is that theres to many information to take in. The best part of this film is the accents, (lancashire).

  • Miro, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    Miro, 10
    Date
    2013-09-16 20:50:31

    This film is about three children who, whilst hiding three cats in their barn, discover a man hiding there.
    They try to keep him hidden without the secret slipping out but unfortunately it does.

    I found this film funny, a bit scary and adventurous.
    I liked it because I think it has two good morals - be careful not to trust everybody and before you make a decision make sure that you are correct.

    I rated this film 4 out of 5.

  • Sophie, 11

    4 out of 5
    By
    Sophie, 11
    Date
    2013-07-03 10:12:04

    What would you do if you found "Jesus" in your barn? Three kids haft to deal with Jesus and care for him but is he who they think he is?

    If this film were an animal it would be a turtle because it was very slow and it took a while to get into the actual film and a film isn't a good film if it bores you.

    I liked this film because it was very interesting and informative but it could have been sped up a bit.

    Reveiw by Sophie Smith

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