Mine Own Executioner

Mine Own Executioner

Director: Anthony Kimmins Cast: Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/1997
UPC: 0056775603939
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Madacy Records

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burgess Meredith Felix Milne
Dulcie Gray Patricia Milne
Michael Shepley Peter Edge
Christine Norden Barbara Edge
Kieron Moore Adam Lucian
Barbara White Molly Lucian
Walter Fitzgerald Dr. Norris Pile
Edgar Norfolk Sir George Freethorne
John Laurie Dr. James Garsten
Martin Miller Dr. Hans Tautz
Clive Morton Robert Paston
Joss Ambler Julian Briant
Jack Raine Inspector Pierce
Helen Haye Lady Maresfield
Lawrence Hanray Dr. Lefage
Michael Hordern Actor
John Stuart Dr. John Hayling
Ronald Simpson Mr. Grandison
Gwynne Whitby Miss English

Technical Credits
Anthony Kimmins Director,Producer
William C. Andrews Art Director
Nigel Balchin Screenwriter
Richard Best Editor
Hubert Clifford Musical Direction/Supervision
Wilkie Cooper Cinematographer
W. Percy Day Special Effects
Freddie Francis Camera Operator
Benjamin Frankel Score Composer
Alan Haines Costumes/Costume Designer
Kenneth Horne Production Designer,Production Manager
William Kirby Asst. Director
Jack Kitchin Producer
John O'Gorman Makeup

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