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+

3.3112 out of 5 241 Votes (Members)
Duration
99 mins
Year
1961
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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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  • Kaylie, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    Kaylie, 11
    Date
    2014-11-25 16:15:10

    Whistle down the Wind is a black and white drama from 1961. When three children find a fugitive hiding in their barn they think he is Jesus.
    Whistle down the Wind is a film that shows the innocence of children and how their innocence can be ruined by the lies that adults might tell.
    I would recommend this film to my friends because it has a few important life lessons in there. It also shows how different life in the 1960s was compared to now.

  • georgina, 10

    5 out of 5
    By
    georgina, 10
    Date
    2014-11-18 17:32:25

    This film was okay but, it was a bit boring and there was no speaking... I didn't mind that it was in black and white. This film is 53 years old! Wow! It was really coo! It doesn't feel that old!
    Thanks Film Club
    Georgie

  • ewan, 9

    3 out of 5
    By
    ewan, 9
    Date
    2014-11-18 17:31:19

    This film is ok but it was black and white which was a bit boring. It was strange and weird but the characters were dumb thinking the man was jeasus.It was so boring I could of fallen asleep.

  • sinead, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    sinead, 10
    Date
    2014-10-14 20:04:31

    I didn't really understand this movie because it went too fast and I didn't know if they were happy or sad and I have a few questions but here is one what happened next?
    I would recommend this film for 11 and over.

  • Ruben, 13

    2 out of 5
    By
    Ruben, 13
    Date
    2014-10-01 17:07:05

    Good for the style of the movie though I prefer action movies.

  • Florence, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    Florence, 11
    Date
    2014-10-01 17:05:06

    I liked this film because there was good acting in it and I thought it was very impressive how most of the actors were children as young as at least age 4 to 13. also I thought the plot was quite simple but I thought I was not my type

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