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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

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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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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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The true story of a family that fought Nazi madness with the only weapon they had. Love. See more »


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Gömstället See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Graham maintains that the disruption of this movie's world premiere actually created worldwide interest and publicity for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Corrie ten Boom: All I can say is that the same God you're accusing, came and lived in the midst of this world. He was beaten and He was mocked and He died on a cross and He did it for love, for us.
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Moving and poignant movie-making as an art form
22 June 2007 | by longislandjoeSee 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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