Something to Hide

Something to Hide (in the U.S. also reissued as Shattered), is a 1972 British thriller film, written and directed by Alastair Reid,[1] based on a 1963 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat.[2] The film stars Peter Finch, Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely, Linda Hayden and Graham Crowden.[3] Finch plays a man harassed by his shrewish wife (Winters) who, after picking up a pregnant teenage hitchhiker (Hayden) is driven to murder and madness. The film was not released commercially in the United States until 1976.[4]

Something to Hide
"Something to Hide" (1972)
Directed byAlastair Reid
Produced byMichael Klinger
Written byAlastair Reid
StarringPeter Finch
Shelley Winters
Colin Blakely
Music byRoy Budd
CinematographyWolfgang Suschitzky
Edited byReginald Beck
Avton Films
Distributed byAvco Embassy (UK)
Release date
  • 1972
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. ^ "Something to Hide". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Something to Hide (1971)". BFI.
  3. ^ Something to Hide at Internet Movie Database;
  4. ^ Release information for Something to Hide;
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