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.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.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.
A High Wind in Jamaica pits normal kids against ruthless pirates for the"Least Scruples" Award
This mood-provoking 60's-style (ballad theme song) drama recounts a moment from an even earlier era, when there was piracy on the high seas.It stars a group of children who prove there is a group of human beings even less civilized than pirates, or can at least give them a run for their money. Anthony Quinn tenders the character of Chavez, captain of a pirate ship, of whole cloth: we always believe in Chavez and find him a worthwhile study. We have loved like him--whether it was a cuddly little animal or a neat person in our world awhile--for no reason other than that the loved delights us. While the love itself is pure, it can bring on trouble. This is demonstrated in both the film story line and the film's history, the latter being that the film has been basically closeted , perhaps due to society's discomfort with a grown-man's-affection-for-a-little-girl story line. Debra Baxter as Emily is a total charmer, realistically skinnier while unparented at sea.The tale evolves around her character, a 10-year-old English kid raised in Jamaica and now being shipped with her siblings and another family to the mother land to be reared out of her heathen ways.While Chavez's gang invades their ship, the children, as always in their own world, explore the pirate vessel and are still aboard when the clueless pirates take off. They are discovered and the pirates want to chunk them on the next island or worse, but Chavez insists the kids stay until they get to a safe port.The crew mutinees, the kids are saved, but Emily thinks she has committed a deed she will be punished for. An excellant dramatization of the potency of the untamed internal value system, aptly including society's "outsider-bad-men" as a frame of reference. It's a movie to chew over and think about. Children of both sexes enjoy it again and again.
- Aug 8, 1999
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