This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine

Charles Laughton
Director: Jean Renoir Cast: Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
, Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
, George Sanders
George Sanders
Jean Renoir


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Written by Dudley Nichols and directed by French expatriate director Jean Renoir, This Land is Mine is one of those "inspirational" wartime dramas that just don't hold up too well when seen today. The scene is an unnamed European country, recently overrun by the Nazis (this takes place during a "silent" opening sequence that's the best thing in the film). Charles Laughton plays Albert Lory, a mama's-boy schoolmaster who is the object of his students' ridicule. A craven coward, Lory is held responsible when resistance fighter Paul Martin (Kent Smith), the brother of beauteous teacher Louise Martin (Maureen O'Hara), is executed by the Nazis, though in fact it was Lory's panic-stricken mother (Una O'Connor) who betrayed Paul by informing on him to his friend and collaborator George Lambert (George Sanders).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2012
UPC: 0883316649992
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 14,333

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Laughton Arthur Lory
Maureen O'Hara Louise Martin
George Sanders George Lambert
Walter Slezak Maj. Erich von Keller
Kent Smith Paul Martin
Una O'Connor Mrs. Emma Lory
Philip Merivale Prof. Sorel
Thurston Hall Mayor Henry Manville
George Coulouris Prosecuting Attorney
Nancy Gates Julie Grant
Ivan Simpson Judge
John Donat Edmund Lorraine
Frank Alten Lt. Schwartz
Leo Bulgakov Little Man
Wheaton Chambers Mr. Lorraine
Cecil Weston Mrs. Lorraine
Philip Ahlm German Lieutenant
John Banner Actor
Joan Barclay Young Woman
Tommy Bond Julian
Sven Hugo Borg Actor
George Carleton Jury Foreman
Gordon B. Clark Lieutenant
Albert D'Arno Actor
John Dilson Mayor's Secretary
Ludwig Donath German Captain
Margaret Fealy Old Woman
Otto Hoffman Printer
Russell Hoyt Actor
Lloyd Ingraham Paper Man in Street
Casey Johnson Boy
George MacQuarrie Chief of Police
Jack Martin German Captain
Edward McNamara Policeman
Hans Moebus German Chauffeur
John Rice Actor
Henry Roquemore Butcher
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink Karl
Hans Schumm Actor
Lester Sharpe Actor
Jack Shea Burly Cop
George Sorel German Sergeant
Bob Stevenson Actor
Mary Stuart Photo Double
Hans Von Morhart Soldier Who Gets Slapped
William Yetter Otto
Rudolph Myzet Actor
Nicholas Vehr Actor
Walter Thiele German Soldier
Gus Taillon Newsman
Ida Shoemaker Woman in Street
Oscar Lorraine Clerk
Linda Ann Bieber Emily
Hal Malone Bit in Courtroom

Technical Credits
Jean Renoir Director,Producer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Stephen Dunn Sound/Sound Designer
Al Fields Set Decoration/Design
Walter E. Keller Art Director
Frederic Knudtson Editor
Eugène Lourié Production Designer
Dudley Nichols Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Vernon Walker Special Effects

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