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Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 6 August 1961 (UK)
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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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Bostock
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The Man (Arthur Alan Blakey)
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Eddie
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Miss Lodge
Patricia Heneghan ...
Salvation Army Girl
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Superintendent Teesdale
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
Hamilton Dyce ...
Mr. Reeves
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Mr. Weaver
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
Gerald Sim ...
Detective Wilcox
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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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That "Parent Trap" Girl in Her Latest and Greatest See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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6 August 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le vent garde son secret  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Stranger in town" by Toto is loosely based on the film. See more »

Goofs

When the children are eating breakfast, the height of Charles's egg changes between shots. This because, once he's eaten it, Charlie reverses the empty shell in the egg-cup, and then starts hitting it with a spoon, pretending it's another uneaten egg. 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

References Beat the Clock (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

We Three Kings
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Words and Music by John H. Hopkins (as Reverend John Henry Hopkins,, Jr.)
Incorporated into incidental music
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Superb movie
9 July 2005 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

While I was on vacation in England in 1999, I had managed to see Andrew Lloyd Webbers's production of Whistle Down The Wind. I was, to put it simply, completely blown away by it. I loved the the impressive stage work and the the music. Most importantly, though, I adored the story and the characters.

I had heard that the musical was based on a movie with the same name, and made a mental note to try to get a copy of it when I went home. It was a very hard movie for me to obtain, but it was absolutely worth the effort and the money I had spent. It's a shame such a gem such as this one is underrated. If you ever get a chance, please don't hesitate to see this classic.


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