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This Land Is Mine ()


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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.

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Albert Lory
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Louise Martin
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George Lambert
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Major Erich von Keller
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Paul Martin
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Mrs. Emma Lory
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Professor Sorel
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Mayor Henry Manville
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Prosecutor
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Julie Grant
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Judge (as Ivan Simpson)
John Donat ...
Edmund Lorraine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Ahlm ...
German Second Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Captain Schwartz (uncredited)
Louis V. Arco ...
German Sergeant (uncredited)
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German Sergeant (uncredited)
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Young Woman (uncredited)
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Courtroom Guard Who Brings Albert's Notes (uncredited)
Linda Bieber ...
Emily - Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Pug-nosed School Bully (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
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Little Fat Man (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Mr. Noble - Jury Foreman and Butcher (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Mr. Lorraine (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ...
First Lieutenant (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
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Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
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German Captain (uncredited)
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Old Woman (uncredited)
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Kurt - German Soldier (uncredited)
Babe Green ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Ernest Grooney ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Mildred Hardy ...
Old Woman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man Knocked Down on Sidewalk / Townsman Shot by Firing Squad (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Hallene Hill ...
Woman in Window (uncredited)
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Victor - Printer (uncredited)
Russell Hoyt ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
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Man with Paper on Street (uncredited)
Elmer Jerome ...
Man in Window (uncredited)
Casey Johnson ...
Boy (uncredited)
Terrellyne Johnson ...
Girl (uncredited)
P.J. Kelly ...
Judge (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
Jeanne Lafayette ...
Woman on Street (uncredited)
Gabriel Lenoff ...
German First Lieutenant (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ...
Clerk (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
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Chief of Police (uncredited)
Hal Malone ...
Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Jack Martin ...
German Captain (uncredited)
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Woman in Bathroom (uncredited)
Ed McNamara ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Freddie Mercer ...
Boy in Classroom (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
German Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Rudolf Myzet ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
O'Neill Nolan ...
Henry (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ...
Night Switchman (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Lillian O'Malley ...
Woman in Street (uncredited)
Paul Parry ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
June Pickerell ...
Woman in Window (uncredited)
Lon Poff ...
Old Man (uncredited)
John Rice ...
Burly Cop (uncredited)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ...
Karl - German Soldier (uncredited)
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German Sergeant Who Pushes Albert (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Burly Cop (uncredited)
Ida Shoemaker ...
Woman in Street (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
German Sergeant (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
German Sergeant on Street (uncredited)
Gus Taillon ...
Newsman (uncredited)
Walter Thiele ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
Bob Thom ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Nicholas Vehr ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart ...
Soldier Who Gets Slapped (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ...
Mrs. Lorraine (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ...
Otto - German Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean Renoir

Written by

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Dudley Nichols ... (screenplay)
 
Jean Renoir ... () (uncredited)

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Eugène Lourié ... associate producer (uncredited)
Dudley Nichols ... producer (uncredited)
Jean Renoir ... producer (uncredited)

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Lothar Perl

Cinematography by

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Frank Redman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frederic Knudtson

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Eugène Lourié ... (as Eugene Lourié)

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Albert S. D'Agostino
Walter E. Keller

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A. Roland Fields ... (set decorations) (as Al Fields)
Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)

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Renié ... (gowns)

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Edward Donahue ... assistant director

Sound Department

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James G. Stewart ... rerecordist
John E. Tribby ... recordist
Stephen Dunn ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Terry Kellum ... sound (uncredited)

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects

Music Department

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical director
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leo Bulgakov ... dialogue director
R. Cassel ... stand-in (uncredited)
E.L. Dale ... stand-in (uncredited)
Heinrich Heine ... poet: "Die Lorelei" (uncredited)
Skeets Noyes ... stand-in (uncredited)
R. Ross ... stand-in (uncredited)
S. Shanon ... stand-in (uncredited)
Mary Stuart ... photo double (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. He is a coward, but he is drawn into the actions of the resistance. Arrested by the Germans because of an alleged murder, a German officer promises him freedom, if he is willing to collaborate against French resistance (by discontinuing his defense speech, which is arousing the citizens in court). Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Also Known As
  • Vivre libre (France)
  • Dies ist mein Land (Germany)
  • Esta tierra es mía (Spain)
  • Aquesta terra és meva (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Esta tierra es mía (Argentina)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia The singing of "Die Lorelei" by the German soldiers was a subtle dig at the anti-semitic regime of the Nazis, since the words were written by banned Jewish poet Heinrich Heine. Many of his books, considered "un-German," were burned in the book-burning episode at Opernplatz, Berlin, Germany, on 10 May 1933. However, his works were so popular that they were still published, but "author unknown" was the listed writer. In his 1821 play "Almansor," Heine also prophetically wrote "Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen." ("Where they burned books, they will in the end in burn people.") See more »
Goofs The German troops are all wearing WWI style helmets, presumably because the actual style of helmets used by Germany in WWII were not available to the film makers. There are also various other mistakes with the German uniforms. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinema: Alguns Cortes - Censura II (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Die Lorelei See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: "Somewhere in Europe"- See more »
Quotes Professor Sorel: It's very difficult surgical operation. Cut the heart out without killing the patient. The history of our country, however, is a very tough old patient, and we'll do the best we can.
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