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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
John Arnatt ...
Superintendent Teesdale
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
Hamilton Dyce ...
Mr. Reeves
Howard Douglas ...
Mr. Weaver
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
Gerald Sim ...
Detective Wilcox
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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Today's hottest young star in her newest... and by far her 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 title "Whistle Down The Wind" originally comes from falconry and means "to let a falcon fly away free". 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: Who is it?
The Man: [Dejected that he's been discovered] Jeee-sus Christ!
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Connections

Referenced in The Boys Club (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

We Three Kings
(uncredited)
Words and Music by John H. Hopkins (as Reverend John Henry Hopkins,, Jr.)
Incorporated into incidental music
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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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