The Hiding Place by James F. Collier |James F. Collier, Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell | 731635002106 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

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Director: James F. Collier

Cast: James F. Collier, Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O'Connell

     
 

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Produced by Billy Graham's Evangelistic Association and based on an autobiographical novel by Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II.

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Produced by Billy Graham's Evangelistic Association and based on an autobiographical novel by Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Hiding Place is among the most effective (and popular) of Christian evangelical films because it concentrates first and foremost on the dramatic and compelling story it has to tell, rather than on attempting to convert people to the filmmaker's beliefs. Because the story being told is one about people whose religion is a living and breathing part of their lives, it succeeds both in sending a message and being an effective dramatic work. That said, there are a few moments when the film veers into proselytizing, but the bigger problem with the film as a film is that the story, as powerful as it is, is presented a bit too earnestly and without sufficient imagination. There are times when the viewer wishes director James F. Collier had found a new way to present the information onscreen or had come up with images as compelling as the story (and had trimmed ten or fifteen minutes along the way). Fortunately, The Hiding Place has a top-notch cast and benefits from sterling performances from old reliables like Julie Harris, Arthur O'Connell, and Eileen Heckart. But it's Jeanette Clift's Corrie that holds the film together; a seeming natural, Clift inhabits the role with an impressive honesty.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
UPC:
0731635002106
Original Release:
1975
Source:
Ross Records

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Harris Betsie
Eileen Heckart Katje
Arthur O'Connell Papa
Jeanette Clift Corrie
Robert Rietty Willem
Pamela Sholto Tine
Paul Henley Peter
Richard Wren Kik
Broes Hartman Dutch Policeman
Lex Van Delden Young German Officer
Nigel Hawthorne Pastor De Ruiter
David de Keyser Eusie
Lillias Walker Chief Nurse
Irene Prador Wrochek
Janette Legge Erika
John Gabriel Prof. Ziener
Carol Gillies The Snake, Camp Matron
Hana-Maria Pravda Mrs. Alain

Technical Credits
James F. Collier Director
Basil Appleby Production Manager
John Blezard Production Designer
William F. Brown Executive Producer
Ann Chegwidden Editor
Lawrence Holben Screenwriter
Frank R. Jacobson Producer
Klara Kerpin Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Allan Sloane Screenwriter
Tedd Smith Score Composer

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