A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)

104 mins | Drama | 1965

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HISTORY

Copyright length: 135 min. Filmed in Jamaica and England. Opened in London in May 1965. ...

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Copyright length: 135 min. Filmed in Jamaica and England. Opened in London in May 1965.

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
2nd unit cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Supv art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus cond
SOUND
Sd rec
Sd rec
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Loc mgr
Dir nautical op
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes (London, 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"A High Wind in Jamaica," words and music by Christopher Logue and Jerry Adler.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 26 May 1965
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
25 May 1965
LP31310
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
104
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After a hurricane strikes Jamaica in 1870, the Thorntons are convinced that their five children--Emily, John, Rachel, Edward, and Laura--must leave for England in order to receive a proper education. Along with two Creole children, they set sail, but their ship is captured by pirates, and the children are accidentally locked in the hold where they are playing. Juan Chavez, commander of the pirate ship, becomes fond of the children (particularly Emily), but the crew believes them to be an ill omen, so Chavez sails for Tampico, hoping to leave the children with Rosa, madam of a local whorehouse. Upon arriving, however, Rosa warns Chavez that the authorities are searching for him, and after John slips and falls to his death, the pirates leave with the remaining children. When Chavez refuses to attack a Dutch vessel because the children are on board, the pirates mutiny and capture the Dutch captain. The Dutchman approaches Emily with a knife, asking her to cut his bonds, and in panic she kills him. Later, the pirates are captured by a British ship and brought to trial. Under strenuous questioning, Emily blames Chavez and his men for the accidental death of her brother and for the murder of the Dutch captain, which she herself committed. The pirates are subsequently hanged, and the children enter ...

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After a hurricane strikes Jamaica in 1870, the Thorntons are convinced that their five children--Emily, John, Rachel, Edward, and Laura--must leave for England in order to receive a proper education. Along with two Creole children, they set sail, but their ship is captured by pirates, and the children are accidentally locked in the hold where they are playing. Juan Chavez, commander of the pirate ship, becomes fond of the children (particularly Emily), but the crew believes them to be an ill omen, so Chavez sails for Tampico, hoping to leave the children with Rosa, madam of a local whorehouse. Upon arriving, however, Rosa warns Chavez that the authorities are searching for him, and after John slips and falls to his death, the pirates leave with the remaining children. When Chavez refuses to attack a Dutch vessel because the children are on board, the pirates mutiny and capture the Dutch captain. The Dutchman approaches Emily with a knife, asking her to cut his bonds, and in panic she kills him. Later, the pirates are captured by a British ship and brought to trial. Under strenuous questioning, Emily blames Chavez and his men for the accidental death of her brother and for the murder of the Dutch captain, which she herself committed. The pirates are subsequently hanged, and the children enter school.

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