From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973 film)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (released as: The Hideaways in Home video releases) is a 1973 American children's film based on E.L. Konigsburg's novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It tells the story of a girl and her brother who run away from home to live in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and discover what they think is a lost treasure. For home video releases, the film was retitled The Hideaways.
|From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler|
Cover of the 2000 DVD release. For home video, the film is known as The Hideaways.
|Directed by||Fielder Cook|
|Produced by||Charles G. Mortimer Jr.|
|Written by||Blanche Hanalis|
E.L. Konigsburg (novel)
|Music by||Donald Devor|
|Cinematography||Victor J. Kemper|
|Edited by||Eric Albertson|
|Distributed by||Cinema 5|
The movie, following the plot of the book by the same name, starts with young teenager Claudia Kinkaid (Sally Prager) feeling unappreciated at her home in New Jersey, so she decides to run away, taking along her younger brother Jamie (Johnny Doran). They run away to New York City, and end up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They stay in the museum for several nights, sleeping in beds featured in the museum, hiding from museum guards, and bathing in the fountain. For money, they grab coins out of the bottom of the fountain and use them to get food out of the vending machine. Eventually, Claudia finds a statue of an angel she believes was carved by Michelangelo, so she decides to find the previous owner of the statue. This owner, named Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Ingrid Bergman), tells Claudia and Jamie that she will leave them the secret of the angel statue in her will if they give her a full account of their adventure.
- Ingrid Bergman as Mrs. Frankweiler
- Sally Prager as Claudia Kincaid
- Johnny Doran as Jamie Kincaid
- George Rose as Saxonburg
- Georgann Johnson as Mrs. Kincaid
- Richard Mulligan as Mr. Kincaid
- Madeline Kahn as Schoolteacher
- Bruce Conover as Kevin Kincaid
- Mike Hammett as Brucie
- Donald Symington as Museum director
- Linda Selman as Museum secretary
IMDb gave the movie 6.2 out of 10, with a three star rating.
Filming locations included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York General Post Office, Macy's New York, and Erie Lackawanna Railway in New Jersey.
Specific Metropolitan Museum of Art galleries included: Gallery 507: Bedroom from the Palazzo Sagredo of Venice, Gallery 162: Currently Greek and Roman hall (but at time of filming was the restaurant), Gallery 153: Greek and Roman Hall, Gallery 305: Medieval Hall, Gallery 371: Arms and Armor, Gallery 206: Chinese Art, Egyptian Wing, British period rooms, and The Great Hall.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted into a 1995 television movie starring Lauren Bacall.
This movie was also mentioned in Season 1 Episode 3 of Mr. Robot.
- "IMDb "From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
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