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Hide-Out (1934)

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


W.S. Van Dyke


Mauri Grashin (story), Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Jonathan 'Lucky' Wilson
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Pauline Miller
Edward Arnold ... Det. Lt. 'Mac' MacCarthy
Elizabeth Patterson ... 'Ma' Miller
Whitford Kane ... Henry Miller
Mickey Rooney ... William 'Willie' Miller
C. Henry Gordon ... Tony Berrelli aka The Boss
Muriel Evans ... 'Baby'
Edward Brophy ... Detective Britt
Henry Armetta ... Shuman
Herman Bing ... Jake
Louise Henry ... Lilly - Singer
Harold Huber ... Dr. Warner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tenen Holtz ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)


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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JUST A BIG CITY SLICKER!-But a Country Girl's Love Made Him a Sap! (Print Ad- Poughkeepsie Eagle-News, ((Poughkeepsie, NY)) 1 September 1934) See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Friday 8 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Altoona PA 6 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Minneapolis 21 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Los Angeles 17 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Chicago 25 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it found its way to San Antonio 27 November 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), to Norfolk VA 4 August 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), and, finally, to New York City 14 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and to San Francisco 28 February 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »


Lucky bet Willie he could not make a run down the road and back in 5 mins. Willie did in fact make it in 3:30 winning the quarter bet. See more »


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


The Dream Was So Beautiful
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Louise Henry at the New Paree cabaret
Played as background music often
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Cute '30s romp
15 November 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

After Robert Montgomery, a bad-boy gangster, gets wounded in a shoot-out, his cronies decide to do what's best for him even though he's protesting every step of the way. One of his pals knows a guy who knows a guy, and before he knows it, Bob's cooped up in a farmhouse in the country during his recovery. He complains and wishes he could leave, until the daughter of the house, the young and beautiful Maureen O'Sullivan, brings him a cup of tea. After that, he tries to stay as long as he can!

It's always fun to watch two beautiful people fall in love on the big screen, so if you'd like to see Mia Farrow's mom and Elizabeth Montgomery's dad in a romance, check this one out. It's very obviously made in 1934, though, so be prepared for an old movie. Cell phones weren't invented yet, jokes are made about how to milk a cow, and the idea of a really great date is to pack a picnic and eat among the great outdoors looking at a river. For my fellow old movie buffs out there, if you liked The Life of Jimmy Dolan, you'll probably like this one. Both center on a gangster hiding out with a nice farming family, who fall in love with the pretty daughter, and who are being chased by a hard-nosed, soft-hearted cop. The cop in Hide-Out is Edward Arnold, and the rest of the "aw shucks" family who soften up Robert Montgomery and help him realize he's got a chance for a better life are Elizabeth Patterson, Whitford Kane, and Mickey Rooney.

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24 August 1934 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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