Whistle Down the Wind

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This film has one use of mild bad language


Whistle Down the Wind Rating: PG 7+

3.2839 out of 5 236 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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  • Morven, 9

    4 out of 5
    Morven, 9
    2014-05-07 20:35:09

    I really liked whistle down the wind but why do they think that man is Jesus.

  • Stuart, 9

    1 out of 5
    Stuart, 9
    2014-05-07 18:40:14

    Whistle Down The Wind was made in 1961.The director is Bryan Forbes. I gave Whistle Down The Wind one star because its not that enjoyable . The three children find a dark figure in their barn and they think that he is Jesus, but he is actually on the run from the police and he tells them to not tell anybody.

  • James, 9

    4 out of 5
    James, 9
    2014-05-07 11:08:59

    I thought that whistle down the wind was a great movie. Most people would think that black and white films are bad, but they can actullay be amazing. My favourate part was when they found the kittens.
    I would recomend it to annyone who liked drama. it was quite sad at some parts and funny at others.


  • Lara, 9

    4 out of 5
    Lara, 9
    2014-05-06 21:07:34

    I really liked this film. It's about a girl with a little brother and sister who mistakes a man for Jesus.
    Some parts were funny, some parts were scary and some parts were sad. I've never seen a black and white film before so I liked at the start the way it was black and white but then I got a bit tired of it. There were no special effects in the film and it was a change for me but I still liked it.

  • Amy, 8

    5 out of 5
    Amy, 8
    2014-05-04 20:42:33

    I like it because it is black and white. I like it because it is a historical movie . It has funny parts in it.

  • Isla, 8

    4 out of 5
    Isla, 8
    2014-04-26 12:45:16

    I liked Whistle Down the Wind because there was a lot of danger when the children thought the man who had murdered someone was Jesus. They thought he was Jesus because the girl said what is your name and he said Jesus Christ.It was sad when the murderer killed the cat. It was very kind of the children when they rescued the three kittens and took them all the way to there barn.it was good when the murderer got sent to prison because he deserved it.

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