Whistle Down the Wind Poster

Release Date: 1962

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
After a confusing exchange with a strange man (Alan Bates) they find hiding in their family barn, Kathy Bostock (Hayley Mills) and her young siblings jump to the conclusion that the man -- in reality an escaped killer -- is none other than Jesus Christ. Excitement erupts as word spreads among the children in their small farming community in northwest England. Adult skepticism abounds, until their father (Bernard Lee) catches wind of the tale and begins to investigate.

Cast: Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Elsie Wagstaff, Ronald Hines, Gerald Sim, Diane Clare

Director: Bryan Forbes

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Growing up, Friendship, Police officer, Charming, Father, Emotional, Suspenseful, Pursuit, 1960s


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)