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Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bostock
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The Man
Norman Bird ...
Eddie
Diane Clare ...
Sunday School Teacher
Patricia Heneghan ...
Salvation Army Girl
John Arnatt ...
Superintendent Teesdale
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
Hamilton Dyce ...
The Vicar
Howard Douglas ...
The Vet
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
Gerald Sim ...
Detective
Michael Lees ...
1st Civil Defence Worker
Michael Raghan ...
2nd Civil Defence Worker
May Barton ...
Villager
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Kathy Bostock
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Storyline

Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she asks him who he is, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups. Written by Nasser <NasKU@aol.com>

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A Story About Kids...For Everyone! See more »

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15 January 1962 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

...woher der Wind weht  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Whistle Down The Wind" originally comes from falconry and means "to let a falcon fly away free". See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, but especially when the children are in the barn discussing a name for the cats, the youngest boy can be seen mouthing the other characters lines before he says his own. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Bostock: [to Blake through barn window] Please, you must hurry! You must! Will we see you again? Will we see you?
The Man: [after a pause] You bet!
Kathy Bostock: What did you say? I didn't hear.
The Man: [With resignation] I said, 'Yeah.' You'll hear about me again.
Kathy Bostock: [Desparately] Do you promise? Promise?
Superintendent Teesdale: [to Kathy] Come on, love. Out of it.
The Man: [after a pause] Yeah, I promise.
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Connections

Referenced in British Men Behaving Badly: Stag Night (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(uncredited)
Words by Joseph Scriven
Music by Charles Converse
Performed by Salvation Army band
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What a discovery! Little Miss Mills
21 July 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Beautifully photographed in black and white this film should be considered a MASTERPIECE! Haley Millsgives the performance of her career (maybe next to"Tiger Bay) as Cathy. Alan Bates is also excellent! It is real shame that these classic films do not get airplay on cable.


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