The Good Earth

Closed Capationed Starring: Paul Muni Director: Sidney Franklin
The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery.
Rating 4.2
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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

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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.

Product Description:

Excellent, painstaking adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's 1931 tome about a Chinese peasant family whose rise to wealth nearly destroys them, save for the saintly O-Lan. The special effects and the cinematography are wonderful and Rainer won the second of her consecutive Oscars for Best Actress. This was Thalberg's last production and is dedicated to his memory. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture; Best Director.

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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  • Sales Rank: 7,415
  • UPC: 012569692626
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