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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)

Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mrs. Frankweiler
Sally Prager ...
Claudia Kincaid
Johnny Doran ...
Jamie Kincaid
George Rose ...
Saxonburg
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Mr. Kincaid
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Mrs. Kincaid
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Schoolteacher
Donald Symington ...
Museum Director
Linda Selman ...
Museum Secretary
Bruce Conover ...
Kevin Kincaid
Mike Hammett ...
Brucie
Peter Turgeon ...
Counterman
Frank Leo ...
Guard
Robert Packer ...
Guard
Larry Spinelli ...
Guard
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Pre-teen Claudia, adolescent Jamie, and infant Kevin are the three children of the Kincaids of Madison, New Jersey. Claudia is prone to flights of fancy - especially wishing that she lived the life of Lady Guinevere - out of which her father hopes she will grow. Claudia senses an opportunity when she finds in the trash an unused train pass, good for her and one other child. Needing Jamie's money - $24.40 which he obtained from years of gambling with a friend - but also wanting his company, Claudia convinces him to run away with her using that train pass. With Jamie controlling the money, Claudia does not divulge her complete plan to him until it happens: they will take the train into New York City and live as hideaways in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they can indulge in fantasies of others' lives and worlds through the museum's many exhibits. Their primary tasks of getting basic necessities while evading the museum's security guards change when Claudia spots a sculpture of an... Written by Huggo

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Mrs. Frankweiler makes a phone call sitting in front of a marble fireplace after sending the children to wash up before lunch, carved into that fireplace are the words, "A coeur vaillant rien d'impossible". This French phrase roughly translates to nothing is impossible for a willing heart. See more »

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When Jamie is playing "War" with Mrs. Frankweiler, with the camera on him, he plays his last card, he loses it, and his hands are empty. She takes her winning, and her hands are empty also. An instant later, after the cut, with the camera on her, she has cards in her hand and plays one more card on "his" card - a card that can not be there. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Kincaid: We're headin' due west now.
Claudia: Can't you just say left or right. I don't think anyone's used a compass in Manhattan since Henry Hudson.
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Spoofed in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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The World of The Hideaways
13 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two children run away from home and stay at the New York museum. Sound unbelievable! Well, it happens in this film, "The Hideaways." Based on a children's book, the film centers its attention more on the older sister than the younger brother. I had never seen this before, but I feel like I would have loved it had I seen this when I was younger. But even as an adult now, I really like it a lot. The film may not seem like much, but we are completely immersed in their own little world as they discover art in the museum. The movie is so well written and made believable by the actors' credible acting. Then much of a to-do is made of a Madonna sculpture and who actually made it. They come to find out it was donated by a rich and eccentric lady. When the girl decides she has to know all about it, they find out where she lives and visit Mrs. Frankweiler, played by Ingrid Bergman. In one of her last films, Ms. Bergman is a delight as she toys with their curiosity and ultimately has a long talk with the girl about life and one's choices. I particularly enjoyed that; it was a very touching moment, maybe made even more poignant for those people who know of Ingrid Bergman's life and career. (She would live only another 7 years.) This is a very endearing, sweet film that children (and Ingrid Bergman fans) would love. I wish it were shown on television, so that today's younger generations could discover this great little film about growing up. Discover "The Hideaways," or "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" today.


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