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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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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
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Mike LeRoy .... singer
Christopher Logue .... lyricist
Philip Martell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Barbara Allen .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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103 min
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Color (DeLuxe) | Color
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #20540)
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Trivia:
According to an article written by Hedda Hopper in The Los Angeles Times (July 7, 1961), producer Jerry Wald had signed John Mills and his daughter Hayley Mills for this movie. Wald died in July 1962 and the project did not materialized.See more »
Goofs:
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not quite savage enough, 16 October 2006
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

A major influence on John Milius' The Wind and the Lion (Milius would even cast its leading child actress, Deborah Baxter, in his film), Alexander MacKendrick's film of A High Wind in Jamaica is a little too safe for too much of its running time to really capture the heart of childish darkness of the novel. It starts well with the white family praying to God and their black servants sacrificing a chicken in a voodoo ceremony as they both shelter from a fierce storm in the basement of their plantation building, setting up the conflict not just between different cultures but also the generations with the innocent and indifferent fascination children have with the things their elders find most repellent. Yet when they find themselves accidental hostages of Anthony Quinn and James Coburn's pirates, their childish games driving the superstitious crew ever closer to mutiny and the story closer to tragedy, it's somewhat undermined by the fact that these pirates are a surprisingly passive and well behaved lot. Yet when it finally does move into darker waters, it's surprisingly powerful and effective, and there's a real sense of loss to the ending. If the film occasionally threatens to go all Disney on you and isn't up to the standard of MacKendrick's best work, it does share his understanding of how children really behave with films like Mandy, and it also features a surprisingly beautiful full orchestral score by Larry Adler.

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