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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-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. ... See full summary »

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James F. Collier

Writers:

Corrie Ten Boom (book) (as Corrie ten Boom), John Sherrill (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Harris ... Betsie ten Boom
Jeannette Clift Jeannette Clift ... Corrie ten Boom
Arthur O'Connell ... Casper ten Boom, 'Papa'
Robert Rietty Robert Rietty ... Willem ten Boom
Pamela Sholto Pamela Sholto ... Tine
Paul Henley Paul Henley ... Peter ten Boom
Richard Wren Richard Wren ... Kik ten Boom
Broes Hartman Broes Hartman ... Dutch Policeman
Lex van Delden Lex van Delden ... Young German Officer (as Lex Van Delden)
Tom van Beek Tom van Beek ... Dr. Heemstra (as Tom Van Beek)
Nigel Hawthorne ... Pastor De Ruiter
John Gabriel ... Professor Zeiner
Edward Burnham ... Underground Leader
Cyril Shaps ... Building Inspector Smit
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins ... Mason Smit
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Storyline

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews and 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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One of the world most extraordinary stories of World War II. From the pages of the international best seller, the drama of two ordinary women who became the supreme heroines of the Dutch Resistance. It's thrilling. It's powerful. It's true. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Gömstället See more »

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World Wide Pictures (WWP) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Corrie ten Boom said of the incident that disrupted the world premiere of this movie: "People asked me tonight, 'What did you feel about this bomb (a tear-gas canister) that was falling?' I was touched. I was sad. Do you know why? Not only because there was in some way disappointment for people who had hoped to see the movie, but because on that bomb was the Hakenkreuz, the swastika. What we have to do is love these people who hate us, love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give." See more »

Goofs

When Corrie is viewing the dead body of Betsy, her sister, Betsy's eyelids are visibly fluttering. See more »

Quotes

Betsie ten Boom: You know, Corrie, we're going to be free before the new year, I know it.
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References East of Eden (1955) See more »

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A touching Holocaust drama from the imprisoned Christian perspective.
22 January 2001 | by rscanSee all my reviews

Starring Eileen Heckart (First Wives Club), this story of miracles serves to remind us all that many people, of all religions and types, suffered at the hands of the Nazi's in World War Two. Often overlooked as a Holocaust drama, this film should not be missed. I am not a religious person, yet this movie really touched my heart...just like Schindler's List! Critically acclaimed in 1975, this is the only World Wide Pictures release without a cameo by Billy Graham. It is his company's most theatrical movie, and I really loved it.


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