A High Wind in Jamaica (1964)





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When a pirate attacks a ship, he finds seven children, survivors from that attack, stowed away on his own ship and he must figure out what to do with them.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Anthony Quinn
as Capt. Chavez
Ben Carruthers
as Alberto
Brian Phelan
as Curtis
Dennis Price
as Mathias
Gert Fröbe
as Dutch Captain
Isabel Dean
as Mrs. Thornton
Kenneth J. Warren
as Capt. Marpole
Nigel Davenport
as Frederick Thornton
Vivienne Ventura
as Margaret Fernandez
Charles Hyatt
as Pirate
Dan Jackson
as Pirate
Trader Faulkner
as The Dancer
Kenji Takaki
as The Cook
Danny Williams
as Old Sam
Philip Madoc
as Capt. Guardia Civile
Deborah Baxter
as Emily Thornton
Martin Amis
as John Thornton
Karen Flack
as Laura Thornton
Roberta Tovey
as Rachel Thornton
Jeffrey Chandler
as Edward Thornton
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Critic Reviews for A High Wind in Jamaica

All Critics (3)

A rarely seen gem that has slipped by the public unnoticed, though receiving great reviews.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[It is] a criminally underappreciated movie that may be seen through the eyes of a child but is not scared to see the world as the cruel and confusing place it sometimes is.

Full Review… | June 25, 2012

What might have happened to the Lost Boys if they'd left Neverland and taken up with the pirates.

November 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for A High Wind in Jamaica


Very entertaining and well produced pirate movie, fine cinematography, sets and costumes. The cast is terrific and Anthony Quinn is well cast. Enjoyable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This is a pretty interesting flick. Pirates on the high seas, the British Navy. Interesting character interaction with the children. Sometimes amusing, often tragic, this is a well crafted film. It's interesting to see Coburn in an early role.

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

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