Mine Own Executioner
|Mine Own Executioner|
|Directed by||Anthony Kimmins|
|Produced by||Anthony Kimmins
Alexander Korda (exec producer)
|Written by||Nigel Balchin|
|Based on||novel by Nigel Balchin|
|Editing by||Richard Best|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|Running time||108 minutes|
|Box office||£158,734 (UK)|
Mine Own Executioner is a 1947 British psychological thriller drama film starring Burgess Meredith and directed by Anthony Kimmins, and based on the novel of the same name by Nigel Balchin. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.
Felix Milne (Meredith) is an overworked psychologist with psychological problems of his own. Molly Lucian has a husband traumatized from having been in a Japanese POW camp, and she needs Milne's help in treating her husband, Adam. Adam is about to become severely schizophrenic. To make matters worse, Felix finds his own home life deteriorating.
- Burgess Meredith - Felix Milne
- Dulcie Gray - Patricia Milne
- Michael Shepley - Peter Edge
- Christine Norden - Barbara Edge
- Kieron Moore - Adam Lucian
- Barbara White - Molly Lucian
- Walter Fitzgerald - Dr. Norris Pile
- Edgar Norfolk - Sir George Freethorne
- John Laurie - Dr. James Garsten
- Martin Miller - Dr. Hans Tautz
- Clive Morton - Robert Paston
- Joss Ambler - Julian Briant
- Jack Raine - Inspector Pierce
- Laurence Hanray - Dr. Lefage
- Helen Haye - Lady Maresfield
Australian Frederic Hilton worked as technical adviser.
The film was picketed in the US by the Sons of Liberty, an anti-British group active in the time. The picketing was part of the group's call to boycott British films and products, and had little to do with "Mine Own Executioner" in itself.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000
- "Festival de Cannes: Mine Own Executioner". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
- "British Film News 17-YEARS-OLD OPHELIA FOR SCREEN "HAMLET".". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 15 May 1947. p. 10. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "English Studios Didn't Surprise Mr. Meredith.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 15 June 1947. p. 13 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUNDAY TIMES. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "UK bitter at US picketing of films.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 21 August 1948. p. 4. Retrieved 7 July 2012.