Whistle down the Wind Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for Whistle down the Wind the Movie

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Three children of strict religious upbringing find a murderer hiding in their family's barn and believe him to be Jesus Christ. A well done and hardly grim or dull allegory of childhood innocence based on a novel by Mills's mother, Mary Hayley Bell. For a film relying heavily on child characters, it's important to portray childhood well and realistically. That is done here, as in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Mills is perfect. The film is Forbes's directorial debut and Richard Attenborough's second production.


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Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Childhood Visions, Religion
Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Alan Bates, Norman Bird, Elsie Wagstaff, Diane Holgate, Alan Barnes, Roy Holder, Barry Dean, Diane Clare, Patricia Heneghan
Arthur Ibbetson
Bryan Forbes
Malcolm Arnold

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