The Good Earth Poster

Release Date: 1937

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Inspired by a Pearl S. Buck novel, this inspiring drama follows the many ups and downs in the lives of Chinese farmers Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Though the couple initially finds success farming their land, their fortunes decline, and lean times follow. Later, when Wang Lung and O-Lan once again reap bountiful harvests and raise a family, the presence of the beautiful young Lotus (Tilly Losch) complicates their lives further.

Cast: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin, Jessie Ralph, Soo Yong, Keye Luke

Director: Sidney Franklin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Family, Melodramatic, Transformation, Emotional, Love, Son, Love triangle, Wife, Marriage, Sacrifice, 1930s


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