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+

3.4008 out of 5 237 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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  • Joshua, 9

    3 out of 5
    By
    Joshua, 9
    Date
    2013-09-24 12:17:18

    it was quite a good film and they thought the robber was jesus all because he said "jesus christ"before he fell asleep again I gave it 3 stars because they thought he was jesus and it wasn't that realistic.

  • peyton, 9

    2 out of 5
    By
    peyton, 9
    Date
    2013-09-24 12:08:52

    Even though i didn't watch it all i thaught it was very interesting but couldn't watch the rest.

  • jack, 9

    3 out of 5
    By
    jack, 9
    Date
    2013-09-24 12:08:47

    It looked like a horrible exprence it was funny they thought the man was Jeses all the kid came to see Jeses but he was a robber who robbed the church

  • joseph, 9

    3 out of 5
    By
    joseph, 9
    Date
    2013-09-24 12:08:22

    Quite intertresting because they thought the man was jesus and they were feeding him,but he was a crimanal.

  • finlay, 9

    4 out of 5
    By
    finlay, 9
    Date
    2013-09-22 18:51:09

    I thought this was a great ! film.at first i thought it would be rubbish but it was really entertaining.I loved the character Charlie because he is funny and never does what he is told.I thought this was was a inspiring film because they stuck to there beliefs no matter what.I would like it even more if it was in colure.Over all i thought this was an amazing film.

  • Robert, 9

    5 out of 5
    By
    Robert, 9
    Date
    2013-09-22 17:33:18

    I have got to admit it was an epic film. I expected a trashy film about a family who are homeless.but it turned out to be children who like sneaking around.Every one else said that its going to be a horror but it wasn't that scary to me, it was like a love film.The best effects in the film were when the children were going to the barn, but instead of all of the adults spotting them the children were like dodging them every where they went.I don't think it was Jesus I think it was the person who kept on robbing the church.I would defiantly recommend this to family's and friends or people who like a bit of romance.Oh it would have been better in colour

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