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The Good Earth

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Paul Muni Paul Muni
Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
Tilly Losch Tilly Losch
Charley Grapewin Charley Grapewin
Old Father
Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph
Soo Yong Soo Yong
Keye Luke Keye Luke
Elder Son

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Talbot Jennings Talbot Jennings
(screen play)


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The Good Earth

8 years, 2 months ago at Jul 30 16:51
Grandiose and perhaps too slavishly faithful to Pearl S. Buck’s novel, The Good Earth is a bit of an overstuffed drag. Wunderkind Irving Thalberg’s last film before his premature death, it’s yet another super-production more concerned with spectacle and initial impact than anything concerning art.

The plot follows the novel’s various detours and big set-pieces very faithfull... read more
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Release date: 6 August 1937
Tags: 1937 (2), China (2), Infidelity (2), Locust (2), Famine (2), Revolution (2), Dead Body (1), Humility (1), Best Lead Actress Oscar (1), 30's (1), Wall Of Fire (1), Shaved Head (1), Contract (1), Scythe (1), Montage (1), Brothel (1), Shovel (1), Water Buffalo (1), Atrocity (1), Rags To Riches (1)
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"One time in middle school, I was assigned to read Pearl Buck’s “The Good Earth,” a novel about a Chinese farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) who marries a slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer) and experiences the rises and falls of parenthood, financial success and other natural occurrences. Afterwards, I watched the 1937 film adaptation, a fairly faithful version of the book. However, with any adaptation of any source material there has to be changes. First, Wang Lung in the book has a bag of gold stashed "

westly commented on a review of The Good Earth 2 years, 9 months ago
Apparently the reviewer of this movie has no sense of the deeper meaning to the movie . Life is a series of corrections and growth of which the reviewer totally missed altogether. Perhaps I am not as
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"Luise Rainer as O-Lan "

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