The Good Earth

The Good Earth

Director: Victor Fleming, Sidney Franklin Cast: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer

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Overview

Based on Donald Davis and Owen Davis' stage-adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's sprawling novel, Sidney Franklin's The Good Earth is the story of a Chinese farming couple whose lives are torn apart by poverty, greed, and nature. Paul Muni stars as Wang Lung a hardworking, but poor, farmer who weds freed-slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). They struggle to build a life together, but after finally finding success, a plague of locusts descends upon their land, bringing a true test of the couple's perseverance. For her performance, Luise Rainer won the second of back-to-back Best Actress Oscars, while cinematographer Karl Freund took home an Academy Award for his photography work. The Good Earth was the final film production of Irving Thalberg, who died before the film was completed.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2016
UPC: 0888574432461
Original Release: 1937
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:18:00
Sales rank: 6,971

Special Features

Closed Caption; Vintage Musical Short Hollywood Party; Supreme Court of Films Picks the Champions Newsreel; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Muni Wang Lung
Luise Rainer O-Lan
Walter Connolly Uncle
Tilly Losch Lotus
Charles Grapewin Old Father
Jessie Ralph Cuckoo
Keye Luke Elder Son
Suzanna Kim Little Fool
Harold Huber Cousin
Olaf Hytten Grain Merchant
William Law Gateman
Maly Wong Little Bridee
Philip Ahn Captain
Caroline Chew Dancer
Chester Gan Singer in Tea House
Roland Got Younger Son
Lotus Liu Lotus
Miki Morita House Guest of Wang
Peach Seller Actor
Sammee Tong Chinaman
Soo Yong Old Mistress Aunt
Ching Wah Lee Ching
Richard Loo Farmer
Charles B. Middleton Banker

Technical Credits
Victor Fleming Director
Sidney Franklin Director
Donald Davis Screenwriter
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Art Director
Talbot Jennings Screenwriter
Albert Lewin Producer
Jewell Jordan Mason Stunts
Montages Cinematographer
Harry Oliver Art Director
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Tess Slesinger Screenwriter
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Irving G. Thalberg Producer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Slavko Vorkapich Cinematographer
Claudine West Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Basil Wrangell Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Good Earth
1. Credits
2. Wang Lung's Marriage Day
3. O-Lan
4. Planting a Seed
5. I Am With Child
6. Racing the Rain
7. A Son
8. More Land
9. Return to the Great House
10. Famine
11. Hunger Makes Men Mad
12. No Sale, No Life
13. Migrating South
14. Meat and Job Theft
15. Revolution
16. Storming the Great House
17. Firing Squad
18. Precious Stones
19. Contracts Agreed and Proposed
20. Dancing Lotus
21. Another Woman
22. Second Wife's Wish
23. Taken Her Fancy
24. Better Dead Than There
25. Friends Part
26. Banishment
27. Preparing for Invasion
28. Locust Plague
29. On the Land Again
30. Wedding Feast
31. You Are the Earth

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