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Writers:
Stanley Mann (screenplay) &
Ronald Harwood (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 June 1965 (West Germany) See more »
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Piracy and High Adventure on the High Seas!
Plot:
The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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 (novel)

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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Runtime:
103 min
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An Underrated Gem!, 22 April 2007
Author: dodgerdawg-1 from United States

I first saw "A High Wind in Jamaica" in the late sixties one evening on late night TV. It's a compelling, realistic, well-filmed action movie with outstanding performances by Anthony Quinn and James Coburn and a fast-paced, exciting storyline. It even features a brief appearance by Gert Frobe, of "Goldfinger" fame.

Despite the presence of young children and pirates, it's definitely not a children's movie. There are dark undertones and some surprisingly adult themes. Quinn and Coburn give first rate performances as pirates who inadvertently kidnap a group of British children on their way back to Great Britain from Jamaica after a storm...but this film belongs to Deborah Baxter. Her performance as the feisty Emily is absolutely mesmerizing. It's hard to imagine she only made two movies (she plays Teddy Roosevelt's daughter in "The Wind and The Lion"). Her acting seems well beyond her years. I guarantee it's a performance that will stick with you long after the final credits.

I highly recommend this film.

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