Whistle Down the Wind

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This film has one use of mild bad language


Whistle Down the Wind Rating: PG 7+

3.2925 out of 5 253 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.

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  • Martha, 10

    4 out of 5
    Martha, 10
    2014-12-17 15:57:00

    i like this film because it is sad and happy.
    it is about some children that live on a farm and they have kittens. they are not allowed to keep them so they go around the village, asking people if they want there kittens.
    one of the children ask a lady and she says jesus will look after it. one of the children, cathy, says that
    jesus is not real.
    the next night, cathy goes to check on the kittens. but she sees a mysteryous figure lying in the hay.
    if you want to know what the mysteryous figure is, then watch whistle down the winds.
    by martha davies age 10

  • Ethan, 7

    5 out of 5
    Ethan, 7
    2014-12-17 15:52:14

    The film is about three kids find three cats and hide them in a barn and this man turns up with a gun!!!!!!!!! If this film was a animal it would be a pig because I like pigs.

  • Aymen, 9

    4 out of 5
    Aymen, 9
    2014-12-09 20:02:58

    Really good film!

  • Billy, 8

    5 out of 5
    Billy, 8
    2014-12-09 16:59:01

    I just love the film

  • Tyler, 12

    3 out of 5
    Tyler, 12
    2014-11-25 16:24:18

    I thought about the film it was hart dock decease all of the children thought the man that brock in the barn I did like when the man let the kitten die it was sad to me I. love the little boy accent. when the man got the gun I thought the man will kill them all.

  • Holly, 12

    4 out of 5
    Holly, 12
    2014-11-25 16:22:48

    I found that the film started off very interesting. I like the way the 3 children meet a man when they are putting their kittens in the barn. he says the word 'Jesus' which makes them think that is who he is, when he really isn't. When the police come the children try to stop them but he is taken away. the end of the film was confusing and I didn't really understand but this film was still a great film.

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