In Our Time

In Our Time

Director: Vincent Sherman, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman

Cast: Vincent Sherman, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman

     
 
More a romantic melodrama than the uplifting propaganda piece the producers perhaps envisioned, In Our Time stars Ida Lupino as Jennifer Whittredge, a young antique buyer marrying a Polish count, Stephan Orvid (Paul Henried), after a whirlwind romance in a Warsaw at the brink of World War II. The count's old-fashioned family in general and his aristocratic

Overview

More a romantic melodrama than the uplifting propaganda piece the producers perhaps envisioned, In Our Time stars Ida Lupino as Jennifer Whittredge, a young antique buyer marrying a Polish count, Stephan Orvid (Paul Henried), after a whirlwind romance in a Warsaw at the brink of World War II. The count's old-fashioned family in general and his aristocratic uncle (Victor Francen) in particular resist the union, but Jennifer brings a breath of fresh air and a sense of good Anglo-Saxon values into the stagnant rooms of the Orvid estate and soon the farm is prosperous once again. When the German military might finally enters Poland, Jennifer and Stephan join the country's scorched earth defense by burning both their property and are soon among the refugees waiting for the day when Poland is once again free from Fascism.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Nobody fought the Nazis with more style and panache than Warner Bros., who, after all, had composer Franz Waxman, makeup maven Perc Westmore, and a host of technical advisors in their corner. As a result, Ida Lupino looks her very best even when lighting the torch that will burn both the Orvid Estate and the harvest and thus deprive the Third Reich from reaping the bounty of the land. The Burbank studio also had on the payroll some of the era's best character actors, including Alla Nazimova, who is touching as Paul Henreid's fretting mother, and Victor Francen, himself a refugee from Nazi occupation. But even with all of this abundant expertise at its beck and call, In Our Time cannot hide a certain artificiality that nearly capsizes an otherwise well-intentioned piece of wartime propaganda.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2016
UPC:
0888574406288
Original Release:
1944
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
4,282

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ida Lupino Jennifer Whittredge
Paul Henreid Count Stephen Orvid
Nancy Coleman Janina Orvid
Mary Boland Mrs. Bromley
Victor Francen Count Pavel Orvid
Michael Chekhov Uncle Leopold
Marek Windheim Antique Dealer
Ivan Triesault Bujanski
John Bleifer Wladek
Lotte Palfi Wanda
Wolfgang Zilzer Father Josef
Richard Ordynski Pyotr
Shimen Ruskin Bartender
Leonid Snegoff Conductor
Michael Visaroff Dr. Kowalik
Max Willenz Headwaiter
Mary Landa Flower Girl
Alex Akimoff Wine Seller
Sylvia Arslan Nanetchka
Alla Nazimova Zofya Orvid
Frank Reicher Count Jarsky

Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Burks Special Effects
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Score Composer
Rudi Fehr Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Howard W. Koch Screenwriter
Peter Howard Screenwriter
Hugh Reticker Art Director
Casey Roberts Set Decoration/Design
Ellis St. Joseph Screenwriter
Jerry Wald Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Perc Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In Our Time
1. Chapter 1 [7:40]
2. Chapter 2 [7:36]
3. Chapter 3 [8:41]
4. Chapter 4 [9:45]
5. Chapter 5 [6:45]
6. Chapter 6 [9:31]
7. Chapter 7 [9:07]
8. Chapter 8 [6:45]
9. Chapter 9 [8:52]
10. Chapter 10 [8:34]
11. Chapter 11 [8:52]
12. Chapter 12 [5:56]
13. Chapter 13 [8:12]
14. Chapter 14 [3:45]
15. Chapter 15 [:15]

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