A High Wind in Jamaica
About A High Wind in Jamaica
Director Alexander Mackendrick was unhappy with studio changes to his work, but this unsentimental critical and boxoffice failure remains a compelling adaptation of Richard Hughes’ disturbing Lord of the Flies-like novel about hapless pirates undone by their juvenile captives. Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler’s symphonic score is first rate. Note James Coburn’s positioning in this trailer as a hot young star-to-be. Look for acclaimed author Martin Amis as the kid who falls from the brothel window.