Cinema: New Picture, Apr. 26, 1943

This Land Is Mine (RKO-Radio), Hollywood's 19th film about Nazi-occupied countries, is also one of the more ambitious. It has the added attractions of Charles Laughton, who is an actor's actor, and Maureen O'Hara's cameo beauty.

More than the other conquered-nations productions, this one is essentially a serious play about individual ideological dilemmas. Those represented here are complex and not very clearly dramatized, and are apt to leave audiences dangling. For this fault, neither Writer Dudley Nichols (scripter of The Informer) nor Director Jean Renoir (Grand Illusion) is entirely to blame: they bit...

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