The Good Earth

United States, 1937

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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.

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Credits

director

Sidney A. Franklin

producer

Irving G. Thalberg

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

02:13:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1937

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302522

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q612540

Collected

25 times

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