Hide-Out (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  24 August 1934 (USA)
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Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.



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Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Whitford Kane ...
C. Henry Gordon ...
Muriel Evans ...
Edward Brophy ...
Henry Armetta ...
Herman Bing ...
Louise Henry ...
Harold Huber ...
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While running away from the police, playboy racketeer Jack 'Lucky' Wilson receives a non-life threatening bullet wound. Lucky manages to escape and drives as far as he can before passing out. Lucky is found by farmer Henry Miller, who believes Lucky is an innocent man who was randomly shot by gangsters. Lucky contacts his partner, Tony Berrelli, who sends the mob payrolled doctor to check on Lucky's condition. Tony believes this situation is perfect: the Miller farm is the perfect hide-out for Lucky from the police during Lucky's recuperation. Farm life is against Lucky's sensibilities, that is until he meets the pretty Miller daughter, Pauline. He immediately falls for her and she for him. Lucky needs to figure out how to reconcile his gangster background with the simple farm life, especially with Henry who has had his own bad experiences with racketeers, and with the police who are still after him. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

24 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Amor que Regenera  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Pauline is arranging the preserves, Lucky comes into the cupboard and they kiss. She has her left arm completely around his neck, and seconds later the arm is on his chest. See more »


Remade as I'll Wait for You (1941) See more »


All I Do Is Dream of You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Originally written for Sadie McGee (1934)
Sung by Virginia Verrill at the High Jinks nightclub
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Very Funny in Spots, and a Happy Ending.
7 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah Yeah Yeah, I read about the Cliché's, but thats why I watch movies like these. I want a predictable ending, I want cliché's. I don't want to be emotionally challenged, I want to be entertained. A forgotten concept in todays movies. Occasionally weak acting and improvisation that lends a sense of realism. I like the mix between actual barnyard scenes and studio shots, probably technologically difficult in those times. Overall a very satisfying movie, and you gotta love Mickey Rooney as an ornery boy. I would have liked to see a sequel where the main character gets out of Jail and goes back. Marries the Girl, fixes the milk problem for Pa, and raises a passel of little piglets.

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