This Land Is Mine
Jean Renoir (director); Dudley Nichols (screenwriter); Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders (actors). Vivre libre. [This Land Is Mine]. Paris: RKO Radio Films, . Original French poster for the post-war theatrical release, first shown in Paris on July 10th, 1946. Grande affiche (62.5 x 46.75 inches; 1585 x 1185 mm.). Designed by Pierre Segogne. Single sheet, restored and linen backed. Touchups along the fold lines; old pinholes still visible; some minor dark blemishes in the upper-right quadrant with a few trivial scuffs near the bottom of the artwork and a short scratch extending from the m in the "Un Film de" credit. Presents as near fine.
"[T]his is a strange film. In order to talk about it you have to consider the period during which it was shot... when many Americans allowed themselves to be influenced by a certain propaganda attempting to represent all of France as collaborationist. Therefore I did this film, which was not intended to be shown in France, but only in America, to suggest to Americans that daily life in an occupied country was not as easy as some people may have thought. I must say that the results were extraordinary, and I'm pleased." (Jean Renoir, Jean Renoir Interviews edited by Bert Cardullo, Jackson: 2005. p. 15). (#10031).