The Small Voice

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The Small Voice
The Small Voice.jpg
Directed byFergus McDonell
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
Written byGeorge Barraud
Derek Neame
Julian Orde
StarringValerie Hobson
James Donald
Howard Keel (as Harold Keel)
Music byStanley Black
CinematographyStanley Pavey
Edited byManuel del Campo
Constellation Films
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
30 November 1948
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£105,199 (UK)[1]

The Small Voice (released in the United States as The Hideout) is a 1948 British thriller film directed by Fergus McDonell and starring Valerie Hobson, James Donald and Howard Keel (who was credited as Harold Keel). It is about an escaped convict who takes a married couple hostage.[2] The film is part of a group of British film noir produced around this time.[3]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei. It was the film debut of Howard Keel who made it while appearing in a London production of Oklahoma![4]



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p486
  2. ^ The Small Voice at TCMDB
  3. ^ Mayer p.97
  4. ^ "Annie's Handsome Man". The Sunday Herald. Sydney. 18 June 1950. p. 4 Supplement: Features. Retrieved 17 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.


  • Mayer, Geoff. Roy Ward Baker. Manchester University Press, 2004.

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