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||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from 1,259 votes
||Release: 4 June 1965 (West Germany) /
||Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
||Director: Alexander Mackendrick,
||Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ben Carruthers, Brian Phelan, Charles Hyatt, Charles Laurence, Dan Jackson, Dennis Price, Gert Fröbe, Isabel Dean, James Coburn, Kenneth J. Warren, Lila Kedrova, Nigel Davenport, Trader Faulkner, Vivienne Ventura
||Synopsis: The parents of children living in Jamaica, afraid that the kids are growing up uncivilized, decide to send them to England. But during the voyage, the childrens' ship is boarded by pirates and in the confusion the children wind up trapped on the pirate ship. The children view it as a lark, and one of them, a girl named Emily, develops an unusual bond with Chavez, the pirate captain. The superstitious pirates can't wait to unload the kids at the first port, but a tragedy prevents it, and Emily's relationship with Chavez takes a fateful twist. Written by Anonymous
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One can only be thankful that Disney did not get hold of Richard Hughes'
novel. The saccharine sweetness would have made one gag. The only
disappointment that I had with the film was that it did not follow the
Otherwise, this was a superb film in its own right. Anthony Quinn proved
that he could play other characters than Zorba, an often overlooked fact.
The children were so prim and Victorian "proper" that their conflict with
the pirates. or privateers, as they preferred to call themselves, was at
time hilarious. My favorite scenes were when the children, who were on the
ship for months without any means of amusing themselves other than their
devices, spooked the crew with various innocent or mischievous plays, such
as pretending to do a burial at sea, and turning around the head of the
ships figurehead so that it faced backwards. The superstitious sailors
terrified by what was really childish mischievous fun.
When the ship put into Tampico, where the Captain hoped to leave them
behined with the local Madame, played by Lila Kedrova who seemed to have
taken acting lessons from Carmen Miranda, the children were spruced up and
returned to their clean clothes and with their hair combed. As the crew
member doing the grooming explained: "the Captain wants you to look your
best for the ladies". "What ladies?" asked the children. Under his breath
the seaman muttered "You'll find out." Of course, the local ladies were
ladies of ill repute in a Godforsaken part of the Carribean where anything
goes and the law would never set foot.
The beauty of the film is that it rises above the mawkish semtimentally
it could have fallen into. The Captain, Chavez, takes to the young girl,
Emily, who is as feisty as they come, and she and the other children take
him. A Victorian version of the Stockholm syndrome where the captives
idenity with their captors.
The story is a tragedy, as the pirates who after all, were simply making a
living in the only way they knew. It wasn't even a profitable living, just
traditional, but dying, occupation. Suddenly they were stuck with some
ill-disciplined little English children travelling to England to be paced
English boarding schools and "civilised", and neither side really
understood the other. It was the misunderstanding that caused the problems
and led to the final tragedy.
I would recommend this film to people who like to think and ponder over
is right and what is wrong, and from what perspective do we view right and
Tags for A High Wind in Jamaica Full Movie
, Ben Carruthers
, Brian Phelan
, Charles Hyatt
, Charles Laurence
, Dan Jackson
, Dennis Price
, Gert Fröbe
, Isabel Dean
, James Coburn
, Kenneth J. Warren
, Lila Kedrova
, Nigel Davenport
, Trader Faulkner
, Vivienne Ventura
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