The Small Voice (1948)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Nov 29, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Small Voice is a tense British character study utilizing an old plot device with a modicum of freshness. American actor Howard Keel (mistakenly billed as Harold Keel in the credits) makes his film debut herein as an escaped convicts. He and fellow fugitive David Greene invade a country cottage and hold its occupants, a writer and his wife (James Donald and Valerie Hobson), hostage. Keel's carefully shaded portrayal of a desperate man with a spark of decency was duly noted by MGM, which promptly signed the actor to a long contract. The Small Voice was released in the US under the spell-it-out title of Hideout.



writer, husband-and-wife, escaped-convict, hostage, cottage, psychology