This Land Is Mine (1943) was a Drama - War Film directed by Jean Renoir and produced by Jean Renoir and Dudley Nichols.
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This Land Is Mine Directed by Jean Renoir Written by Dudley Nichols 1943/USA Jean Renoir-Dudley Nichols Productions/RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Warner Archive DVD Louise Martin: Every factory and railroad in Europe is Germany, Mrs. Lory, until the Germans are driven out. In Jean RenoirR... Read full article
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Louise Martin: Every factory and railroad in Europe is Germany, Mrs. Lory, until the Germans are driven out.
Albert Lory: Well, the truth is I wanted to kill George Lambert, but I don't think I could have done it. I'm too weak. I'm a coward. Well, everyone knows it; even the prosecutor. That's why he's making fun of me.
Paul Martin: You told?
George Lambert: [Quickly] Yes. Why did you do it, Paul?
Paul Martin: Why did YOU do it, George?
George Lambert: [after a pause] Don't look at me!
Paul Martin: You're looking at yourself, George, and that's what you can't stand. You can't stand it, and that's why you're warning me. Thanks, Georg.
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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.")
Henry Roquemore is in casting call lists playing a butcher, but was not seen in the film. The jury foreman, George M. Carleton, is said to be the town butcher by Charles Laughton when he addresses the jury.
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