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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Cast

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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  • Archibald, 9

    4 out of 5
    By
    Archibald, 9
    Date
    2014-02-06 15:48:54

    Good film and plot also very good acting

  • Chloe, 11

    3 out of 5
    By
    Chloe, 11
    Date
    2014-02-05 19:51:19

    'Whistle down the wind' is a classic film. I really enjoyed it especially the cute kittens that went missing.I think It all gelled together nicely and professionally. It all seemed so real! The little bit about Jesus MADD me giggle.At some parts it can be hard to understand the plot.

  • Benjamin, 11

    2 out of 5
    By
    Benjamin, 11
    Date
    2014-01-28 16:21:10

    This film is considered a classic and I can see why, but it did not appeal to me. I liked the concept of three innocent children who embark on a great adventure, however I found film too slow paced to really hold my interest. I did like the subplot of the children rescuing the animals.
    I rate this film 2/5 stars it's ok , but I like more action, adventure and comedy rather than thought provoking films, I am an 11 year old boy after all!

  • Megan, 10

    4 out of 5
    By
    Megan, 10
    Date
    2014-01-27 21:12:51

    I thought whistle down the wind was OKAY. It was about three children two sisters and a brother going on a very sad, exciting, cheerful and depressing adventure. And it all started with them three saving three kittens from drowning from a horrible, selfish man, who chucked them in a river. I'm not sure what the rest of my film club mates think about it because they were pretty much talking through it.

    I give this 4 stars because it was exciting but also boring at times. I would recommend this film to 9+. Good Film

  • Mr Stanley

    4 out of 5
    By
    Mr Stanley
    Date
    2014-01-27 11:31:09

    This was a beautifully thought through film which was extremely thought provoking. Some of the symbolism went above the heads of the children in the film club, but they understood the central conflict of the film. It provoked some great discussion afterwards and would be a fantastic means of supporting an RE topic. Whistle Down the Wind also gave the children a great opportunity to compare how the lives of children have changed. Many of the children who watched it wished that they had that amount of freedom.

  • Maya, 10

    5 out of 5
    By
    Maya, 10
    Date
    2014-01-26 16:38:57

    Whistle Down The Wind is brilliant film. It is about three children who follow a man and watch as he attempts to drown three kittens. The children save the kittens and hide them in their father's barn. A great adventure follows. It is a black and white film and I am sure some people in Filmclub did not like the film because of this. To me it does not matter. I think Whistle Down The Wind is a film for ages 10+.Definetely five star!

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