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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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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 original story was written by Hayley Mills's mother, Mary Hayley Bell. 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

Charlie Bostock: It isn't Jesus. It's just a fella.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

We Three Kings
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Words and Music by Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Incorporated into incidental music
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Amazing movie!
27 April 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I stayed up late Sunday night and all I knew about this film was what I read in the TV guide, that it starred Hayley Mills (I had only seen her in one other film). I didn't expect this to be such a moving and wonderful film. Kathy (Mills) is a girl who finds a man in her barn who she believes is Jesus Christ (Alan Bates,) but he's really a murderer on the run. Along with her siblings and the other town children they all believe in him and take care of him. The ending is very powerful and moving. Beautifully filmed in black and white, I found this to be a really great film. Hayley Mills is excellent, Alan Bates, all the children and the rest of the cast are all terrific. One of the best 1960's British film that I have watched - 10/10.


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