Hideout (film)

Hideout is a 1949 American thriller film directed by Philip Ford and written by John K. Butler. The film stars Lloyd Bridges, Lorna Gray, Ray Collins, Sheila Ryan, Chick Chandler and Jeff Corey. The film was released on March 8, 1949, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]

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Directed byPhilip Ford
Produced bySidney Picker
Screenplay byJohn K. Butler
StarringLloyd Bridges
Lorna Gray
Ray Collins
Sheila Ryan
Chick Chandler
Jeff Corey
CinematographyJohn MacBurnie
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 1949 (1949-03-08)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


A couple of thieves, Beecham and Evans, rob a Chicago socialite's diamond necklace. They give it to the man they're working for, Arthur Burdette, who promptly double-crosses them. A diamond expert who examines the necklace is then found dead.

Burdette slips away to a small Iowa town under an assumed name. When he hears city attorney George Browning has fired secretary Hannah Kelly, he offers Hannah a job. Browning has no idea that Burdette and Hannah are actually accomplices in crime, and pays no heed when new secretary Edie Hanson suggests that possibility.

Betrayed crooks Beecham and Evans show up, looking for Burdette and the necklace. Browning doesn't realize how involved Hannah is until she shoots the two thieves and ends up having the stolen necklace on her. Edie helps him get the better of Hannah and Burdette, also making Browning realize he's falling for the new girl.



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  2. "The-Hideout - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
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