The Hiding Place (film)

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The Hiding Place
Directed by James F. Collier
Produced by Frank R. Jacobson
William F. Brown
Written by Allan Sloane
Lawrence Holben (screenplay)
Corrie Ten Boom
John and Elizabeth Sherrill (book)
Starring Julie Harris
Jeannette Clift
Arthur O'Connell
Robert Rietti
Music by Tedd Smith
Cinematography Michael Reed
Edited by Ann Chegwidden
Distributed by World Wide Pictures
Release dates May 1975
Running time 150 minutes
Country USA
Language English

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

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As the Nazis invade Holland in 1940, Corrie and 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 Corrie and her family are hiding Jews, and on February 29, 1944, the family and their friends are arrested after their betrayal by a Dutch collaborator. The hidden Jews are never found. 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 in 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 Corrie's sister Betsie (Julie Harris), dies. Ultimately, Corrie (Jeanette Clift George) leaves the camp in December, 1944 through what is discovered years later to have been a clerical error, as everyone in her group of prisoners was marked for gassing the following month (January, 1945). Her life after this ordeal was dedicated to showing that Jesus' love is greater than the deepest pit into which humankind finds itself.

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