Mine Own Executioner
Directed byAnthony Kimmins
Written byNigel Balchin
Produced byAnthony Kimmins
Jack Kitchin
Alexander Korda (exec producer)
StarringBurgess Meredith
CinematographyWilkie Cooper
Edited byRichard Best
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
22 November 1947
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mine Own Executioner is a 1947 British drama film directed by Anthony Kimmins. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



Burgess Meredith was imported from Hollywood to play the lead. At the same time, his wife Paulette Goddard was also hired by Alexander Korda to appear in An Ideal Husband (1947).[2]

Australian Frederic Hilton worked as technical adviser.[3]


The film was picketed in the US by the Sons of Liberty.[4]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mine Own Executioner". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "British Film News 17-YEARS-OLD OPHELIA FOR SCREEN "HAMLET"". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 15 May 1947. p. 10. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ "English Studios Didn't Surprise Mr. Meredith". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 15 June 1947. p. 13 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUNDAY TIMES. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "UK bitter at US picketing of films". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 21 August 1948. p. 4. Retrieved 7 July 2012.