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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  • 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.

  • Conor, 8

    1 out of 5
    By
    Conor, 8
    Date
    2014-05-13 16:10:45

    I didnt rearly like the film because there was not a lot of actoin

  • James, 8

    1 out of 5
    By
    James, 8
    Date
    2014-05-12 21:11:31

    the film whistle down the wind hasn't got the wow factor.
    It was a bit boring nere the end of the movie so that is why
    I am going to give it one star

  • Abaigh, 9

    5 out of 5
    By
    Abaigh, 9
    Date
    2014-05-12 19:50:26

    I really really liked this film.

    My favourite character was the escaped convict- who was called Blakley. He was played by Alan Bates, who is a very well known english actor.

    The plot of the story goes like this... the fugitive escapes and lives in a barn. The barn is owned by the Bostock family. Kathy is one of the children in this family and she is the main character of this film. Kathy is played by Hayley Mills, who is also very famous in Holywood.

    Kathy mistakes Blakely to be someone else- I can't tell you who, because that would really be giving the plot away!

    This is a black and white movie, but that really shouldn't put you off. You think of it in colour after just a few minutes. Well worth watching. I might even watch it again and recommend to all families who have a family movie night. Download it and watch it today!


    Thank you for reading my review.

  • Ruth, 11

    4 out of 5
    By
    Ruth, 11
    Date
    2014-05-12 17:29:35

    This film was a very old film made in the 1960's. It is in black and white. Woah there! , Don't go thinking that it is all boring! Even black and white films can be interesting, and this is probably one of them. So, this family lives on a farm with their Aunt and Father. There was currently a murdering and they have the murderer in their barn! Because of something the girl says, She thinks it is Jesus. But of course there is a catch. Nan ( the little girl ) has a slip of the tongue and the guy gets arrested :(

    if you like old fashioned drama , Well then! This is a good film for you!

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