Whistle Down the Wind
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Bryan Forbes' first directorial effort is set in a rugged Lancashire farm community. Three impressionable children, played by Hayley Mills, Diane Holgate, and Alan Barnes, come across a bearded vagrant named Arthur Blakey (Alan Bates)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 25, 1961
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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Though admittedly simple, Whistle Down the Wind leaves much to ponder.

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Shane Burridge
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We are spared any coy allegorical commentary

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Stella Dallas
great performances from the kids. even hayley mills isn't too annoying. the metaphor is a little heavy handed tho. possible inspiration for 'spirit of… More
Sarah Burton
I'm not sure I'm all that comfortable about the religious aspects, but they do it in such a way... I love Alan Bates as 'Jesus', Hayley… More
Daniel Mumby
Whistle Down the Wind is a truly extraordinary film. Bryan Forbes' debut feature is a gut-wrenching, darkly comic allegory which takes one of… More
Anthony Valletta
A moving classic.
Lesley N
Afilm about childhood imagination v's grownup reality, fantastic acting and a lump-in-the-throat ending.