Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

The Hiding Place 

In the last days of World War II, two English airmen are captured by an ordinary German citizen, who, instead of handing them over to the authorities, keeps them prisoner in his cellar, neglecting to tell them when the war ends.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Robert Shaw (novel), Adrian Spies (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
James Mason ... Hans Frick
Trevor Howard ... Robert Wilson
Richard Basehart ... Martin Lambert
Robert Emhardt ... Neusel
Helmut Dantine ... Colonel
Kim Hunter ... Maria
Basil Langton ... Sanders
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Carter
Dick Cavett
Richard Joy Richard Joy ... Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)
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Storyline

In the last days of World War II, two English airmen are captured by an ordinary German citizen, who, instead of handing them over to the authorities, keeps them prisoner in his cellar, neglecting to tell them when the war ends.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1960 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in May 1945. See more »

Connections

Remade as Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious (1965) See more »

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