The Good Earth

United States, 1937

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Sidney A. Franklin

producer

Irving G. Thalberg

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

02:13:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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