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Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 January 1962 (Sweden)
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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Kathy Bostock
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Bostock
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The Man (Arthur Alan Blakey)
Diane Holgate ...
Nan Bostock
Alan Barnes ...
Charles Bostock
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Eddie
Diane Clare ...
Miss Lodge - The Sunday School Teacher
Patricia Heneghan ...
Salvation Army Girl
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
John Arnatt ...
Superintendent Teesdale
Hamilton Dyce ...
Reeves - The Vicar
Howard Douglas ...
Weaver - The Vet
Roy Holder ...
Jackie Greenwood
Gerald Sim ...
Detective Wilcox
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
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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:

Le vent garde son secret  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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The original story was written by Hayley Mills's mother, Mary Hayley Bell. See more »

Goofs

When the children are eating breakfast, the height of Charles's egg changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Teesdale: [Seeing Blake has a prayer card] You'll need more than that, Blakey lad.
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus' (uncredited)
Words by Joseph M. Scriven (as Joseph Scriven)
Music by Charles Crozat Converse (as Charles Converse)
Performed by Salvation Army band
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one of the greatest British black and white movies ever made?
23 October 1999 | by (N.Ireland) – See all my reviews

Produced by Sir Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park), and written by Lady Mills (wife of Sir John, a veteran British actor), this is a charming look at childhood, through the eyes of three children, in the early 60`s. An injured, escaped murderer seeks refuge in their barn (Alan Bates), the kids find him, and believe hes Jesus...(when they ask who he is, he mutters `Jesus Christ!`). The script is so innocent, we were these children not so long ago, theres a little of them in all of us.. Hayley Mills (daughter of Sir John Mills, and the star of many Disney movies), stars as Cathy, the eldest of the kids, barely in her teens. Bernard Lee (`M` in countless James Bond movies), plays the father of the family... What makes it so good, is the way the kids converse with each other, their innocence of thinking that a holy figure has come to live in their barn, of all places!! It doesn`t mean to be funny, but it is. Its all too light hearted to be anything else..Just a wonderful, very little known movie.


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