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This Earth Is Mine (1959)

Approved | | Drama | 17 July 1959 (Denmark)
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... John Rambeau
Jean Simmons ... Elizabeth Rambeau
Dorothy McGuire ... Martha Fairon
Claude Rains ... Philippe Rambeau
Kent Smith ... Francis Fairon
Anna Lee ... Charlotte Rambeau
Ken Scott ... Luigi Griffanti
Augusta Merighi Augusta Merighi ... Mrs. Griffanti
Francis Bethencourt Francis Bethencourt ... Andre Swann
Stacy Graham ... Monica
Peter Chong Peter Chong ... Chu
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Maria
Alberto Morin ... Petucci
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mrs. Petucci
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Dietrich
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In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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vineyard | based on novel | wine | soap | See All (4) »

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I want you...no matter what the price or penalty! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1959 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bu toprak benimdir See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only film Henry King directed for Universal-International. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wild for Kicks (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Back Your Gold
(uncredited)
Written by Louis W. Pritzkow and Monroe Rosenfeld
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This film is like flat champagne.
10 February 2002 | by glenx22See all my reviews

The story of the wine-making Rambeau family during Prohibition sounds like an amazing premise for a movie. Unfortunately, it degenerates into a flat, soap-operatic and trite tale of an over-privileged dynasty. It's hard to develop any sympathy for the characters, the acting and dialogue are stiff, and the story unfolds with all the gusto of watching wine ferment. If this was champagne, it would have been born flat.


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