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The Good Earth

The Good Earth
  • 1937
  • US
  • 138 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý
  • Written by: Pearl S Buck (novel), Donald Davis (play), Owen Davis (play), Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West
  • Cast: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin

In this effective adaptation of Pearl S Buck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel humble Chinese wheat farmer Wang Lung (Muni) marries house servant and slave O-Lan (Rainer). Sadly hardships are ahead - drought, starvation, revolution and locusts- putting great strains on Wang's ambitions.

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