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The Hiding Place (1975)

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. ... See full summary »

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Jeannette Clift ...
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Casper ten Boom, 'Papa'
Robert Rietty ...
Willem ten Boom
Pamela Sholto ...
Tine
Paul Henley ...
Peter ten Boom
Richard Wren ...
Kik ten Boom
Broes Hartman ...
Dutch Policeman
Lex van Delden ...
Young German Officer (as Lex Van Delden)
Tom van Beek ...
Dr. Heemstra (as Tom Van Beek)
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Pastor De Ruiter
John Gabriel ...
Professor Zeiner
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Underground Leader
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Building Inspector Smit
Forbes Collins ...
Mason Smit
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Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews & caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors. Written by Mark Hettler <markh@nstl.com>

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The meaning and relevance of this film's title 'The Hiding Place' is twofold. Its literary origins are derived from the Bible's Psalm 119 : 114 which says: "Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word . . . Hold thou me up, and I . . . ". The film and source book's title also literally refers to the Dutch home of the Ten Boom family in Haarlem, Holland which was a safe haven that Jews could hide in during the Nazis invasion of the Netherlands during World War II. See more »

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There is a No Parking sign with a red cross on a blue background. This sign was introduced in 1966. See more »

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Betsie ten Boom: [to Corrie] Together you and I, always together.
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References East of Eden (1955) See more »

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Moving and poignant movie-making as an art form
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hiding Place is a story of a Christian family that risks life and liberty to help Jews who are becoming increasingly oppressed.

This is movie-making as an art form. The directing, camera work, and script are superb. But in the end the enduring quality of this movie is brought out by the performances. Julie Harris is a legend and puts on a clinic in this picture. Newcomer Ms. Clift never did anything before or since but she did this film with great heart and dignity. Eileen Heckert and Arthur O'Connell are superb. In short, the performances are outstanding. It is film making at its best. This is a moving and important film. Don't miss it.


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