Mine Own Executioner

Mine Own Executioner

Anthony Kimmins (1947)

A Certificate


Our Score
A nerve-shattered former prisoner of war, who has tried to kill the wife he loves, is treated by a lay psychiatrist with problems of his own. This is a brave and intelligent piece of film-making, which allowed Nigel Balchin to adapt his novel with almost no box-office concessions. The psychiatrist becomes Canadian to suit American actor Burgess Meredith, but he plays the part brilliantly. Under the direction of Anthony Kimmins, Kieron Moore is also excellent as the disturbed war veteran. The climax on the ledge of a high building is guaranteed to make your feet tingle.


A psychologist treats a traumatised former prisoner of war, but the case takes a toll on his own family. Drama, starring Burgess Meredith and Dulcie Gray.

Cast & Crew

Felix Milne Burgess Meredith
Patricia Milne Dulcie Gray
Adam Lucian Kieron Moore
Molly Lucian Barbara White
Barbara Edge Christine Norden
Dr James Garsten John Laurie
Peter Edge Michael Shepley
Dr Lefage Lawrence Hanray
Director Anthony Kimmins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray