A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

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A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

NR 103 min - Adventure, Drama - 1 May 1965
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In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.

Director:  Alexander Mackendrick
Stars:  Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Deborah Baxter, Gert Fröbe, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova, Nigel Davenport, Isabel Dean, Kenneth J. Warren, Ben Carruthers, Brian Phelan, Trader Faulkner, Charles Laurence, Charles Hyatt, Dan Jackson, Viviane Ventura, Kenji Takaki, Roberta Tovey, Martin Amis, Jeffrey Chandler, Karen Flack, Henry Beltran, Philip Madoc

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In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.


Tagline: Piracy and High Adventure on the High Seas!

Genres: Adventure, Drama

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  1 May 1965

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Production Companies:  20th Century Fox

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Avast ye landlubbers and seafaring souls alike! If you’re in the market for a swashbuckling adventure starring Anthony Quinn & James Coburn that’s more fun than a barrel of rum, look no further than “A High Wind in Jamaica.” This maritime masterpiece will have you hoisting the Jolly Roger and setting sail for high seas hilarity.

“Ahoy, Mateys! Prepare to be Blown Away by ‘A High Wind in Jamaica’ (1965)!”

Set in the 19th century, this rollicking romp follows the misadventures of a group of young scallywags who find themselves captured by pirates after a hurricane blows their ship off course. But don’t let the quaint title fool you – this ain’t your grandmother’s afternoon tea party!

Led by the spirited Emily (played with pluck by Deborah Baxter) and her ragtag crew of siblings, the film sails into uncharted waters of comedy and chaos. From mistaken identities to daring escapes, every scene is a treasure trove of laughs and surprises.

And let’s talk about those pirates, shall we? Forget the swashbucklers of yore – these buccaneers are more likely to swap stories over a game of cards than engage in sword fights. But don’t underestimate their ability to plunder a laugh or two!

With its colorful characters, witty dialogue, and enough twists to make even the saltiest sea dog dizzy, “A High Wind in Jamaica” is a cinematic voyage you won’t soon forget. So batten down the hatches, splice the mainbrace, and prepare for a high-seas adventure that’s sure to leave you laughing in the rigging!