High Wind in Jamaica 1965 – The Child Stars

Quite an interesting snippet in the Daily Mail recently – in their ‘Lost and Found’ feature.

A former child actor who was in the film, Henry Baltram was looking for the other five youngsters who appeared with him in this production

With Vivian Ventura – having fun

A High Wind in Jamaica

Henry Baltram was a child actor who appeared in a few films including ‘A High Wind in Jamaica’ (starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn) which was screened in Chichester recently.

Henry appeared in the film along with five other youngsters who had been selected – he had recently , through the Daily Mail – been trying to locate three of them with whom they had lost contact. One, Roberta Tovey, did respond and made contact but the missing two have yet to be found.

This proved a little late for Roberta to attend the ‘reunion’ in Chichester when the film was screened again – and apparently very well received

Another actor from the film – Deborah Baxter did attend. In the film she had put in an astounding performance as an 11-year-old and stole virtually every scene that she was in

A few years later she was cast as Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter in “The Wind and the Lion.” 

At the reunion screening of ‘High Wind in Jamaica’, Henry, Deborah, and Deborah’s sister Beverly (an extra in the film) hosted a Question and Answer session after the film was shown.

ABOVE: Viviane Ventura and Henry Baltram as they appear in the film

Something that I didn’t know though, was that, one of the stars of the film, Viviane Ventura was the official mascot for England’s winning World Cup squad of 1966

BELOW – The Chichester New Park Cinema where ‘High Wind in Jamaica’ was shown recently

Chichester Cinema
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