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Writers:
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Release Date:
4 June 1965 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Piracy and High Adventure on the High Seas!
Plot:
In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A wonderful lost classic See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alexander Mackendrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Mann (screenplay) &
Ronald Harwood (screenplay) &
Denis Cannan (screenplay) (as Dennis Cannan)

Richard Hughes (from the novel by)

Produced by
John Croydon .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Adler 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe 
 
Film Editing by
Derek York 
 
Art Direction by
John Hoesli 
John Howell (supervising art director)
 
Makeup Department
Bill Lodge .... makeup artist
Daphne Martin .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Brennan .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
H.L. Bird .... sound recordist
Stephen Dalby .... sound recordist
Matt McCarthy .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Brian Hickin .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Powell .... stunt double: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator: second unit
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
James Devis .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Location Management
Bryan Coates .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mike LeRoy .... singer
Christopher Logue .... lyricist
Philip Martell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Barbara Allen .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color (DeLuxe) | Color
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #20540) | West Germany:16
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Features the sole movie appearance, at age 15, of the novelist Martin Amis.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: The hurricane at the beginning of the film is rather clearly created with a combination of wind machines and water sprayed onto the set. Despite the torrential downpour there is sun-dappling beneath the tree where Emily is looking for her cat, and blue sky and puffy white clouds are visible in the distance behind her and her father.See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful lost classic, 3 June 2002
Author: mmarshal

I saw this fantastic movie for the first and only time as a child in a theater when it was first released in 1965. Since then, I've hoped to see it again and share it with others, but it is not available for viewing anywhere. Repeat, ANYWHERE. It never appears on American TV (I've checked, there are several web sources one can use to track whether specific movies are scheduled to run, and I've never seen any of them showing High Wind appearing on any North American station. In fact, the only time any of theses sources showed it being broadcast anywhere was once, on a network in Japan back in 1988). It has never been re-released for theatrical showings, and it has never been released on video. I even regularly check eBay to see if a "black market" copy might be available, but none have ever shown up.

Mt gut tells me the reason for this is likely the usual in these sorts situations: some endless (and meaningless) copyright dispute. I don't know if that's the case, but if it is, I wish the opposing parties would wake up and realize that (a) this release -- as great as it is -- is too old and unknown to be a big future money maker for anybody, and (b) that whatever that income might be, because of their arguing neither of them is making ANY money of this film.

A great movie, but one lost, in all likelihood because of greed. What a shame.



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