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7th Jul '16 6:36:56 AM JackG
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* An improvised version in ''Series/AgentCarter''. When Peggy Carter has to hide a MacGuffin in her rented apartment, she knocks a hole in the wall, takes out a couple of bricks so she can place it in there, then hangs a picture over the damage.

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* An improvised version in ''Series/AgentCarter''. When Peggy Carter has to hide a MacGuffin in her rented apartment, she knocks a hole in the wall, takes out a couple of bricks so she can place it the device in there, the wall-space, then hangs a picture over the damage.
7th Jul '16 6:33:07 AM JackG
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* In typical Creator/FrederickForsyth [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fashion]], ''The Fourth Protocol'' meticulously details the locating and destruction of a safe hidden behind a painting.

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* In typical Creator/FrederickForsyth [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fashion]], ''The Fourth Protocol'' ''Literature/TheFourthProtocol'' meticulously details the locating and destruction of a safe hidden behind a painting.
7th Jul '16 6:32:12 AM JackG
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* An improvised version in ''Series/AgentCarter''. When Peggy Carter has to hide a MacGuffin in her rented apartment, she knocks a hole in the wall, takes out a couple of bricks so she can place it in there, then hangs a picture over the damage.
3rd Jun '16 7:00:16 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'', there is a lever behind a painting in one of the bathrooms that opens a secret door.
15th Apr '16 6:32:17 PM Sark0TAG
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* The Crabb & Sons company in ''Safecracker'' lampshade and joke about this trope in a pamphlet in-game. Given that what they produce ''is'' safes, barely any of the safes at their corporate headquarters are hidden.

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* The Crabb & Sons company in ''Safecracker'' ''VideoGame/{{Safecracker}}'' lampshade and joke about this trope in a pamphlet in-game. Given that what they produce ''is'' safes, barely any of the safes at their corporate headquarters are hidden.



* ''Safecracker (2006)'' plays with this, with a painting that ''does'' hide a safe, except there are other paintings connected by wires that have to be rearranged in the right order before the one with the safe will open.

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* ''Safecracker (2006)'' ** The 2006 successor plays with this, with a painting that ''does'' hide a safe, except there are other paintings connected by wires that have to be rearranged in the right order before the one with the safe will open.
11th Apr '16 9:26:54 AM ObsidianFire
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To be fair, a painting is probably the most obvious object to hide a safe behind; on the other hand, a painting is consequently [[GenreSavvy the most obvious place to look for a safe]]. People rarely seem to consider installing safes behind other common objects hanging on walls, such as mirrors and tapestries.

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To be fair, a painting is probably the most obvious object to hide a safe behind; on the other hand, a painting is consequently [[GenreSavvy the most obvious place to look for a safe]].safe. People rarely seem to consider installing safes behind other common objects hanging on walls, such as mirrors and tapestries.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had this in Burns' mansion. Bart, being genre savvy, searches for it, only to find a Beefeater guard as well.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had this in Burns' mansion. Bart, being genre savvy, searches for it, only to find a Beefeater guard as well.
23rd Feb '16 8:22:44 AM Dimensio
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** The Golden Grin Casino heist features a safe behind a painting in the manager's office also; it must be opened to find one of three parts of a code lock. The painting itself can be taken as loot.
23rd Dec '15 4:10:21 PM Sark0TAG
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* The Crabb & Sons company in ''Safecracker'' lampshade and joke about this trope in a pamphlet in-game.

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* The Crabb & Sons company in ''Safecracker'' lampshade and joke about this trope in a pamphlet in-game. Given that what they produce ''is'' safes, barely any of the safes at their corporate headquarters are hidden.
9th Oct '15 11:45:43 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "In the Altogether", the safe in Abigail's apartment is hidden behind a decorative panel.
26th Sep '15 10:06:49 PM Sark0TAG
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* The Crabb & Sons company in ''Safecracker'' lampshade and joke about this trope in a pamphlet in-game.
--> "No longer is it the case of looking behind the right painting. Now the crack thief will be down on his hands and knees, touching and prodding at everything he sees in hopes of getting lucky."
* ''Safecracker (2006)'' plays with this, with a painting that ''does'' hide a safe, except there are other paintings connected by wires that have to be rearranged in the right order before the one with the safe will open.
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