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+

3.2832 out of 5 226 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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  • Ryan, 9

    2 out of 5
    By
    Ryan, 9
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:24:18

    I dint like this film becaues i dint like black and white films

  • Finlay, 8

    2 out of 5
    By
    Finlay, 8
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:22:59

    I did not really like this film because it was a really relidues film and also it was a black and white quite boring

  • Edan, 9

    2 out of 5
    By
    Edan, 9
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:21:16

    The film was the first black & white film I had ever seen so I didn't no what to think. The film was ok not the best film I had ever seen.

  • sheena, 10

    3 out of 5
    By
    sheena, 10
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:21:00

    This film was good ,funny and dramatic
    The funny part was when the boy calls the girls rotin
    cow.
    The dramatic par was when the girl says to who they think is Jesus
    "I love u" twis I don't have any thing alls to say

  • Maia, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    Maia, 11
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:19:08

    I didn't understand this film much but it was alright and very funny at one point near the end :)

  • Aoife, 11

    4 out of 5
    By
    Aoife, 11
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:19:00

    This film is very different to what the title suggests it might be, though it's fast moving and very fun to watch. It plays on the innocence of small children and the wild belief one girl has in a man she discovers hiding in her barn, she thinks he is Jesus.

    This film is incredibly dramatic at the end, with the girl staying faithful all the way.

    If there is any way to improve this film it would be to play with the whole 'this man is Jesus' thing a bit more, but apart from that it was great :)

    I would recommend this film to over-sevens because some parts can be violent and they may get scared.

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