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The Hideout (1948)

The Small Voice (original title)
| Thriller | 1952 (USA)
A husband and wife stop to help two men in a car crash only to find they are criminals on the run.

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Fergus McDonell
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Hobson ... Eleanor Byrne
James Donald ... Murray Byrne
Howard Keel ... Boke (as Harold Keel)
David Greene ... Jim
Michael Balfour ... Frankie
Joan Young Joan Young ... Potter, the housekeeper
Angela Fouldes Angela Fouldes ... Jenny Moss
Glyn Dearman Glyn Dearman ... Ken Moss
Norman Claridge Norman Claridge ... Superintendent
Edward Evans ... Police Inspector
Bill Shine ... Maitland
Michael Hordern ... Dr. Mennell
Edward Palmer Edward Palmer ... Joe Wallis
Lyn Evans Lyn Evans ... Conductor
Alan Tilvern
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Storyline

British writer Murray Byrne (James Donald) and his wife Eleanor (Valerie Hobson) stop to help two men in a car crash, only to find they are criminals on the run. These criminals, the desperate Boke (Howard Keel) and his fellow fugitive Jim (David Greene), hold Murray and Eleanor hostage in their country cottage. Written by Robert

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hostage | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hideout See more »

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Production Co:

Constellation Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Howard Keel (Boke). See more »

Soundtracks

Hoppity Blue
(uncredited)
Music by Stanley Black
Lyrics by Johnny Brandon
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you can't get a man with a gun
6 July 2012 | by kmv4See all my reviews

Taut little British suspense feature sees Howard Keel in his film debut (billed as Harold Keel). Boke (Keel) is having a bad day he's broken out of Dartmoor Prison, shot a cop, been in a car crash and now is in a hostage situation with unhappily married couple James Donald and Valerie Hobson. He has Donald who writes plays about crooks trying to get into his psyche, Hobson looking at him like he's trash, the kid upstairs screaming from meningitis and two useless fellow escapees plus its hot inside and we've got no electric fan (James Donald didn't think it worthwhile buying one). Howard Keel looks lean and imposing and every inch his over 6ft height. American born Keel was in England starring on stage in 'Oklahoma'. You can hear him singing 'the hangman song' on the record James Donald plays. His next film was the big budget MGM musical ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Oddly enough Keel played another escaped prisoner in the British made FLOODS OF FEAR. Valerie Hobson was married to the film's producer Anthony Havelock-Allan and later married politician John Profumo but that's a whole other story !!!


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