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Whistle Down the Wind (1961) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Bryan Forbes and produced by Richard Attenborough and Jack Rix.

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REBLOG: Countdown Nearly: Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

By John Grant on Oct 19, 2015 From Noirish

oooThis site’s essay from a few weeks ago about Whistle Down the Wind (1961) has been reblogged at the prestigious website Wonders in the Dark. I’m obviously much honored. Wonders in the Dark The?British?gem ?Whistle Down the Wind? came very close to making the Greatest Childhood/Adolesc... Read full article

Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

By John Grant on Jul 31, 2015 From Noirish

UK / 96 minutes / bw / Beaver, Allied Film Makers, Rank Dir: Bryan Forbes Pr: Richard Attenborough Scr: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall Story: Whistle Down the Wind (1959) by Mary Hayley Bell Cine: Arthur Ibbetson Cast: Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Alan Bates, Diane Holgate, Alan Barnes, Roy Holder, Bar... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on Nov 8, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Well I’ve finally watched this movie. After hearing so much talk about this film from other people, I decided to give it my first viewing last night. I can see why I took so long to watch this. The whole film was execrable, and basically just a bunch of hokum. Alan Bates plays the convicted wi... Read full article

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Quotes from

Kathy Bostock: [to Blake thinking he's Jesus] I didn't know you smoked.

Kathy Bostock: [to Blake through barn window] Please, you must hurry! You must! Will we see you again? Will we see you?
The Man: [after a pause] You bet!
Kathy Bostock: What did you say? I didn't hear.
The Man: [With resignation] I said, 'Yeah.' You'll hear about me again.
Kathy Bostock: [Desparately] Do you promise? Promise?
Superintendent Teesdale: [to Kathy] Come on, love. Out of it.
The Man: [after a pause] Yeah, I promise.

The Man: Why are you helping me?
Kathy Bostock: Because we love you.

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Facts about

The title "Whistle Down The Wind" originally comes from falconry and means "to let a falcon fly away free".
Shot largely on location in the bleak countryside around Burnley in Lancashire.
The first film to be directed by Bryan Forbes, who replaced a director who dropped out.
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