The Good Earth

Closed Capationed Starring: Paul Muni Director: Sidney Franklin
The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery.
The Good Earth
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DVD Features:

  • Vintage Musical Short Hollywood Party
  • Supreme Court of Films Picks the Champions Newsreel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (Feature Film Only)
  • Audio: English (Mono), French (Mono)
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1937 - Best Actress: Luise Rainer
Academy Awards 1937 - Best Cinematography: Karl Freund

Description by OLDIES.com:

First came marriage, an arranged union of peasant farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and kitchen slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Then, through poverty and wealth, family and betrayal, war and pestilence, came love.

From Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth combines Wang and O-Lan's story with a sweeping saga of China in upheaval. Muni and Rainer had both won 1936 Academy Awards, and Rainer repeated here with another Best Actress Oscar. The film also won for Best Cinematography - with camerawork most powerfully on display in the astonishing locust-plague sequence. Producer Irving Thalberg, known for combining literary prestige with commercial success, died during the production, and the film is dedicated to him.

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Good Earth, The

First came marriage, an arranged union of peasant farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and kitchen slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Then, through poverty and wealth, family and betrayal, war and pestilence, came love.

From Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth combines Wang and O-Lan's story with a sweeping saga of China in upheaval. Muni and Rainer had both won 1936 Academy Awards',* and Rainer repeated here with another Best Actress Oscar'.* The film also won for Best Cinematography - with camerawork most powerfully on display in the astonishing locust-plague sequence. Producer Irving Thalberg, known for combining literary prestige with commercial success, died during the production, and the film is dedicated to him.

Source: Warner Home Video

Plot Keywords:

Epic | Family Interaction | Melodrama | Orient | Period Piece | Rags To Riches

Production Notes:

  • MGM production mogul Irving Thalberg died in the middle of production. The film was dedicated to him.

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  • UPC: 012569692626
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