Set in pre-revolutionary China, Paul Muni plays Wang Lung, a simple peasant farmer who rises to become a prosperous lord. Tragedy pursues him as he betrays his family and neglects the earth he has worshipped. Luise Rainer won an Academy Award for her portrayal of O-Lan, Wang’s devoted wife, a battered slave who grows into a proud, loyal woman. Based on Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs
Feature films → Feature films - United States
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