This Land Is Mine

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  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1943
  • Running time: 103 min
When Nazi troops seize his town, timid schoolmaster Albert Lory (Charles Laughton) submits to his new masters, although he cannot help but be inspired by the defiance of many of his fellow citizens. Then Albert is hauled before a tribunal, falsely accused of murder. read more
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When Nazi troops seize his town, timid schoolmaster Albert Lory (Charles Laughton) submits to his new masters, although he cannot help but be inspired by the defiance of many of his fellow citizens. Then Albert is hauled before a tribunal, falsely accused of murder. Standing alone against the power of the Third Reich, this seemingly weak man then reveals an invincible soul. Three of cinema’s most acclaimed talents – Laughton, director Jean Renoir (Grand Illusion) and screenwriter Dudley Nichols (Stagecoach) – unite for this moving portrait of the heroism of everyday men and women. The stellar cast includes Maureen O’Hara (Laughton’s protégée and his The Hunchback of Notre Dame co-star) as the colleague he secretly loves, George Sanders as a covert collaborator, and Walter Slezak as a wily Nazi officer who holds Albert’s fate in his hands. “A courageous film…a story cleanly and maturely told” (Bosley Crowther, The New York Times).

Original Release

05/07/1943

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Cast

Charles Laughton Albert Lory
Maureen O'Hara Louise Martin
George Sanders George Lambert
Walter Slezak Major Erich von Keller
Kent Smith Paul Martin
Una O'Connor Mrs. Emma Lory
Philip Merivale Professor Sorel
Thurston Hall Mayor Henry Manville
George Coulouris Prosecutor
Nancy Gates Julie Grant
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Directors

Jean Renoir

Writers

Dudley Nichols, Jean Renoir

Cast

Charles Laughton Albert Lory
Maureen O'Hara Louise Martin
George Sanders George Lambert
Walter Slezak Major Erich von Keller
Kent Smith Paul Martin
Una O'Connor Mrs. Emma Lory
Philip Merivale Professor Sorel
Thurston Hall Mayor Henry Manville
George Coulouris Prosecutor
Nancy Gates Julie Grant
Ivan F. Simpson Judge (as Ivan Simpson)
John Donat Edmund Lorraine
Philip Ahlm German Second Lieutenant (uncredited)
Louis V. Arco German Sergeant (uncredited)
John Banner German Sergeant (uncredited)
George Sorel German Sergeant (uncredited)
Hans Schumm German Sergeant Who Pushes Albert (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson German Sergeant on Street (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg German Soldier (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno German Soldier (uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Frederic Knudtson

1944 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Won
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