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+

3.3154 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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  • 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

  • Frances, 17

    2 out of 5
    By
    Frances, 17
    Date
    2014-10-01 17:05:00

    this black and white vintage film was a nice classic. it expresses the naivety of the children in the film and how one persons secret can be passed along a chain. The film includes a surprising twist that you may not expect which makes it much more interesting.
    overall I think the ending of the film was a bit predictable which made it less exciting.

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