A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

Anthony Quinn
Director: Alexander MacKendrick Cast: Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
, James Coburn
James Coburn
, Dennis Price
Dennis Price
Alexander MacKendrick

DVD (Wide Screen / Dubbed)

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Based on a novel by Richard Hughes, this drama takes an unusual look at both seafaring pirates and the true nature of children. The Thorntons, a British family living in Jamaica, decide to pull up stakes and sail back to England after Frederick Thornton (Nigel Davenport) and his wife (Isabel Dean) decide that life in the Caribbean is having a negative effect on her children's sense of order and discipline. While returning home, their ship is attacked by Capt. Chavez (Anthony Quinn), who along with his first mate Zac (James Coburn), begins to loot the ship for valuables. However, in the midst of the confusion of the pirate raid, the Thornton children scurry onto the pirate ship, and it's not until they've left the other ship behind that Chavez and Zac discover that they have new passengers. While most of the pirates are unenthusiastic about having a pack of kids on board, Chavez declares that they must be allowed to stay on board until they can be taken to a safe port. As they get to know each other, Chaven develops a soft spot for the children, especially ten-year-old Emily (Deborah Baxter), but in time, the kids' mischievous playfulness begins to transform itself into something more sinister. The supporting cast includes Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova, and Gert Frobe.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2017
UPC: 0024543315704
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 31,625

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Quinn Capt. Chavez
James Coburn Zac
Dennis Price Mathias
Lila Kedrova Rosa
Gert Fröbe Dutch Captain
Nigel Davenport Frederick Thornton
Kenneth J. Warren Capt. Marpole
Isabel Dean Mrs. Thornton
Vivienne Ventura Margaret Fernandez
Ben Carruthers Alberto
Charles Hyatt Pirate
Dan Jackson Pirate
Trader Faulkner The Dancer
Kenji Takaki The Cook
Brian Phelan Curtis
Danny Williams Old Sam
Philip Madoc Capt. Guardia Civile
Deborah Baxter Emily Thornton
Martin Amis John Thornton
Karen Flack Laura Thornton
Roberta Tovey Rachel Thornton
Jeffrey Chandler Edward Thornton

Technical Credits
Alexander MacKendrick Director
Larry Adler Score Composer
Dennis Cannan Screenwriter
John Croydon Producer
Bowie Films Special Effects
Ronald Harwood Screenwriter
John Hoesli Art Director
John Howell Art Director
Bill Lodge Makeup
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
John McCorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Freddie Williamson Makeup
Derek York Editor

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