Whistle Down the Wind
DIRECTOR: BRYAN FORBES
CAST: ALAN BATES, HAYLEY MILLS, BERNARD LEE, NORMAN BIRD
Hayley Mills stars as a little girl who believes the bearded stranger (Alan Bates) who’s taken up residence in her family’s barn is none other than Jesus Christ himself in this intelligent adaptation of mother Mary Hayley Bell’s novel, the feature debut of director Forbes. Shot on location in Lancashire, England, it’s the rare film to get absolutely right the wonderful, terrible strangeness of childhood.