6.5/10
331
9 user 4 critic

This Earth Is Mine (1959)

Approved | | Drama | 17 July 1959 (Denmark)
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse, Arthur Kennedy
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1936, a Dutch physician who treats leprosy patients in the jungles of Indonesia has a dangerous run-in with a local witch-doctor who uses black magic to kill his enemies.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders
A Fine Pair (1968)
Certificate: M Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A detective gets involved with the beautiful daughter of an old friend. The daughter turns out to be a jewel thief, who in turn gets the detective involved in a caper in Austria.

Director: Francesco Maselli
Stars: Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Tomas Milian
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A rich man asks a womanizing playboy to marry his daughter and make a grandson for him.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During the Cold War, Air Force Colonel Jim Caldwell shapes up his Strategic Air Command B-52 wing to pass a nuclear war readiness test.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Mary Peach
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle
Cage of Gold (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... John Rambeau
Jean Simmons ... Elizabeth Rambeau
Dorothy McGuire ... Martha Fairon
Claude Rains ... Philippe Rambeau
Kent Smith ... Francis Fairon
Anna Lee ... Charlotte Rambeau
Ken Scott ... Luigi Griffanti
Augusta Merighi Augusta Merighi ... Mrs. Griffanti
Francis Bethencourt Francis Bethencourt ... Andre Swann
Stacy Graham ... Monica
Peter Chong Peter Chong ... Chu
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Maria
Alberto Morin ... Petucci
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mrs. Petucci
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Dietrich
Edit

Storyline

In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

vineyard | based on novel | wine | soap | See All (4) »

Taglines:

I want you...no matter what the price or penalty! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1959 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bu toprak benimdir See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the only film Henry King directed for Universal-International. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Brindisi
(uncredited)
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Lyrics by Alfred Perry
Sung by chorus in grape harvest scene
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Grapes must be tutored to become good wines...and to know how to educate them is the art of a good winemaker."
5 September 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

The patriarch of a winemaking dynasty in 1931 Napa Valley welcomes his pretty young granddaughter from England--she thinks she's there for a visit, but her grandfather is plotting to marry her off to a cousin in order to absorb vineyard holdings and keep the winery in the family for future generations. Meanwhile, another cousin has an eye for the girl, though he's in the middle of a devil's bargain between Chicago gangsters and bootleggers ("modern dealings") due to the current Prohibition, all behind the old man's back. Wooden adaptation of Alice Tisdale Hobart's novel "The Cup and the Sword" is an exposition-heavy soaper full of hotheads spouting off, and Rock Hudson explaining everything to Jean Simmons (and to the audience) to keep her up to speed on the cast of characters, their functions and relationships to each other. If this story were to work at all, Hobart's book should have been thrown out or rethought altogether. There are too many people here with different agendas, too much conniving and manipulation, and melodrama as thick as a wine vat full of rotting grapes. Casey Robinson is responsible for the pedantic screenplay, which isn't much better than director Henry King's execrable staging (check out that welcoming dinner for Simmons, with everyone at one long table facing a swimming pool). The film, which gets off to a poor start with an awful theme song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, has been produced with considerable polish, and it certainly benefits from Claude Rains' performance as grandfather Phillipe. Otherwise, overwrought and occasionally laughable. *1/2 from ****


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed