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Mine Own Executioner (1949)

Mine Own Executioner





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London psychiatrist Burgess Meredith takes on the case of schizophrenic ex-POW Kieron Moore. So long as Meredith is diligent in his approach, Moore shows signs of improvement, and a lessening of his more violent tendencies. But the moment Meredith takes too much for granted, Moore goes off the deep end, murdering his wife and committing suicide. Brought up on malpractice charges, Meredith is saved by the testimony of his loyal physician-friend John Laurie, though for a time the psychiatrist's own mental condition is as fragile as that of his late patient. While Burgess Meredith was fond of noting that he had to leave Hollywood for England to find a worthwhile film role, Mine Own Executioner suffered from a bout of Hollywood-style interference in delineating the shady background of its protagonist, which might have clarified several confusing plot points. Still, the film has a lot of "guts," especially for a late-1940s effort. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
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On DVD: Sep 21, 1999


Burgess Meredith
as Felix Milne
Dulcie Gray
as Patricia Milne
Michael Shepley
as Peter Edge
Christine Norden
as Barbara Edge
Kieron Moore
as Adam Lucian
Barbara White
as Molly Lucian
Walter Fitzgerald
as Dr. Norris Pile
Edgar Norfolk
as Sir George Freethorn...
John Laurie
as Dr. James Garsten
Martin Miller
as Dr. Hans Tautz
Clive Morton
as Robert Paston
Joss Ambler
as Julian Briant
Jack Raine
as Inspector Pierce
Helen Haye
as Lady Maresfield
Lawrence Hanray
as Dr. Lefage
John Stuart
as Dr. John Hayling
Ronald Simpson
as Mr. Grandison
Gwynne Whitby
as Miss English
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Full Review… | December 12, 2007
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | June 27, 2001
Chicago Reader
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This overlooked British psychological drama is a gem.

Full Review… | March 28, 2009
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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