A Look Back at ‘The Hiding Place’ Film

By   •   September 15, 2015

Corrie ten Boom
"The Hiding Place" is based on the story of Corrie ten Boom and her family, who worked with the underground resistance in Holland against the occupying Nazi army, providing a "hiding place" in their home for fleeing Jews. 
Billy Graham and Corrie ten Boom
"Corrie is one of the great Christian heroines of the century," Billy Graham once said of Corrie ten Boom.
Corrie ten Boom and Jeannette Clift
Corrie ten Boom embraces actress Jeannette Clift, who played her role in the film.
Billy Graham with actors
Billy Graham on the set of "The Hiding Place." The film also has a sequel, "Return to the Hiding Place."
Ruth Bell Graham and Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom sitting with Ruth Bell Graham. The Grahams met Corrie ten Boom in Switzerland and her story made such an impression on Mrs. Graham that she recommended it to writers John and Elizabeth Sherrill.
Corrie ten Boom
“What we have to do is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give.” —Corrie ten Boom
A scene from "The Hiding Place." The movie first released in May 1975 and it was the most popular film produced by World Wide Pictures—the motion-picture ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
'Return to the Hiding Place' cast
Actors John Rhys-Davies (Eusi), David Thomas Jenkins (Hans Poley) and Mimi Sagadin (Corrie ten Boom) on the set of "Return to the Hiding Place."