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This Land Is Mine Details


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). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 7, 1943


Charles Laughton
as Arthur Lory
Maureen O'Hara
as Louise Martin
George Sanders
as George Lambert
Walter Slezak
as Maj. Erich von Keller
Kent Smith
as Paul Martin
Una O'Connor
as Mrs. Emma Lory
Philip Merivale
as Prof. Sorel
Thurston Hall
as Mayor Henry Manville
George Coulouris
as Prosecuting Attorney
Nancy Gates
as Julie Grant
Ivan Simpson
as Judge
John Donat
as Edmund Lorraine
Wheaton Chambers
as Mr. Lorraine
Cecil Weston
as Mrs. Lorraine
Hal Malone
as Bit in Courtroom
Lester Sharpe
Henry Roquemore
as Butcher
Ludwig Donath
as German Captain
Ida Shoemaker
as Woman in Street
Albert D'Arno
Lloyd Ingraham
as Paper Man in Street
George MacQuarrie
as Chief of Police
Bob Stevenson
John Dilson
as Mayor's Secretary
Jack Shea
as Burly Cop
John Banner
George Sorel
as German Sergeant
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
as Karl
Nicholas Vehr
Otto Hoffman
as Printer
Hans Moebus
as German Chauffeur


Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
Dudley Nichols
Dudley Nichols
Frank Redman
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederic Knudtson
Eugène Lourié
Production Designer
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Vernon Walker
Special Effects