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Title The good earth [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; [producer], Irving Grant Thalberg ; directed by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger and Claudine West.

Publication Info. [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, [1937]
[Atlanta, GA] : Turner Entertainment, [2006]
[Burbank, CA] : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]


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 PAS Central Library DVD    GOO    Available
Description 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby digital rda
DVD-Video NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono; dual-layer format.
Language English and dubbed French soundtracks with optional English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin, Jessie Ralph, Soo Yong, Keye Luke.
Credits Cinematographer, Karl Freund ; editor, Basil Wrangell ; music, Herbert Stothart.
Note Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck, adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.
Audience Not rated.
Awards Academy Awards, 1938: Best actress (Rainer); Best cinematography
Summary A young farmer named Wang Lung marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan. Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land and takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth.
Note Special features: Vintage musical short "Hollywood party"; "Supreme court of films picks the champions" newsreel; theatrical trailer.
Subject Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. Good earth -- Film adaptations.
Farmers -- China -- Drama.
Spouses -- Drama.
Polygyny -- Drama.
Wealth -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
China -- History -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.
Historical -- Feature.
Added Author Franklin, Sidney A., 1893-1972, film director.
Thalberg, Irving G., 1899-1936, film producer.
Jennings, Talbot, screenwriter.
Slesinger, Tess, 1905-1945, screenwriter.
West, Claudine, 1890-1943, screenwriter.
Muni, Paul, 1895-1967, actor.
Rainer, Luise, 1910-2014, actor.
Connolly, Walter, 1887-1940, actor.
Losch, Tilly, 1904-1975, actor.
Grapewin, Charles, 1869-1956, actor.
Ralph, Jessie. actor.
Freund, Karl, 1890-1969, director of photography.
Wrangel, Basil. editor of moving image work.
Stothart, Herbert, 1885-1949, composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. Good earth.
Davis, Owen, 1874-1956.
Davis, Donald, 1904-1992.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Note Title appears also as: Da di
Title appears also as: 大地
Added Title Container of (work): Good earth (Motion picture)
Container of (expression): Good earth (Motion picture). French
Container of (work): Hollywood party (Motion picture)
ISBN 0790793083
Standard No. 012569692626
Music No. 66926 Warner Home Video

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