This Land Is Mine (film)
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|This Land Is Mine|
|Directed by||Jean Renoir|
|Produced by||Dudley Nichols|
|Screenplay by||Dudley Nichols
|Music by||Lothar Perl
|Edited by||Frederic Knudtson|
|Jean-Renoir-Dudly Nichols Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||103 minutes|
This Land Is Mine is a 1943 American war drama film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara and George Sanders. The film is set in an unspecified Nazi-occupied European country. Laughton plays Albert Lory, a cowardly school teacher in a small village "somewhere in Europe" (according to the film's opening title card) who is drawn into the actions of the Resistance through his love of his country and fellow schoolteacher Louise Martin, portrayed by O'Hara.
The film is one of the more acclaimed of the propaganda-tinged war films of the era. It won the 1944 Academy Award for Best Sound, Recording (Stephen Dunn). Having opened simultaneously in 72 theaters, the film set a record for gross receipts on an opening day upon its May 7, 1943 release.
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People in an unnamed Nazi-occupied country face various ethical dilemmas and react in different ways.
- Charles Laughton as Albert Lory
- Maureen O'Hara as Louise Martin
- George Sanders as George Lambert
- Walter Slezak as Major Erich von Keller
- Kent Smith as Paul Martin
- Una O'Connor as Mrs. Emma Lory
- Philip Merivale as Prof. Sorel
- Thurston Hall as Mayor Manville
- Ivan F. Simpson as Judge
- George Coulouris as Thanh Dep Trai
- Nancy Gates as Julie Grant
- John Donat as Edmund W. Lorraine
- "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- This Land Is Mine at the American Film Institute Catalog
- This Land is Mine at the Internet Movie Database
- This Land is Mine at the TCM Movie Database
- This Land Is Mine at AllMovie
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