The Hiding Place (film)

The Hiding Place is a 1975 film based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Corrie ten Boom the recounts her and her family's experiences before and during their imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust during World War II.

The Hiding Place
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames F. Collier
Produced byFrank R. Jacobson
William F. Brown
Written byAllan Sloane
Lawrence Holben (screenplay)
Corrie ten Boom
John and Elizabeth Sherrill (book)
StarringJulie Harris
Jeannette Clift
Arthur O'Connell
Robert Rietti
Music byTedd Smith
CinematographyMichael Reed
Edited byAnn Chegwidden
Distributed byWorld Wide Pictures
Release date
  • May 1975 (1975-05)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film was directed by James F. Collier. Jeanette Clift George received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer - Female.[1] The film was given limited release in its day and featured the last appearance from Arthur O'Connell.

Plot

As the Nazis invade the Netherlands in 1940, Corrie and the rest of her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch resistance. However, the Nazis eventually discover that the family is hiding Jews, and on February 28, 1944, the entire family and its friends are arrested after their betrayal by a Dutch collaborator. The hidden Jews are never found by authorities.

Corrie's father, Casper, dies before he reaches the concentration camp, and Corrie worries that she will never see her home again. The Nazis send Corrie and her sister, Betsie, to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Germany, for hiding Jews in their home. At the concentration camp, Betsie encourages Corrie to remain hopeful that God will rescue them from the brutalities they experience.

With little food and constant work, the women suffer constantly, and Betsie (Julie Harris), dies. Ultimately, Corrie (Jeannette Clift George) leaves the camp in December 1944 through what is discovered years later to have been a clerical error, as everyone else in her group of prisoners was gassed the next month (January 1945). Her life after the ordeal was dedicated to showing that Jesus' love is greater than the deepest pit into which humankind finds itself.

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