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The Good Earth (1937)

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138 min | Drama, Romance

Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
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Writers
Talbot Jennings (screen play) | Tess Slesinger (screen play) | Claudine West (screen play) | Pearl S. Buck (based upon the novel by)
Cinematographer
Karl Freund (photographed by)
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$ 2,800,000
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Release date
Aug 6, 1937 (United States)

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Charley Grapewin
Old Father Old Father   See fewer
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Jessie Ralph
Cuckoo Cuckoo   See fewer
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Keye Luke
Elder Son Elder Son   See fewer
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Roland Lui
Younger Son Younger Son   See fewer
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Suzanna Kim
Little Fool Little Fool   See fewer
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Harold Huber
Cousin Cousin   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Liu - Grain Merchant Liu - Grain Merchant   See fewer
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William Law
Gateman Gateman   See fewer
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Mary Wong
Little Bride Little Bride   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Revolutionary Army Captain (uncredited) Revolutionary Army Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philson Ahn
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Caroline Chew
Teahouse Dancer (uncredited) Teahouse Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitzi Cummings
Chinese Girl (uncredited) Chinese Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Don
Chinese Peasant (uncredited) Chinese Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Gan
Teahouse Singer (uncredited) Teahouse Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Got
Younger Son (uncredited) Younger Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Soo Hoo
Baby (uncredited) Baby (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Chinese Peasant (uncredited) Chinese Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lotus Liu
Chinese Girl Singing and Playing Mandolin (uncredited) Chinese Girl Singing and Playing Mandolin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bessie Loo
Chinese Woman (uncredited) Chinese Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Loo
Chinese Farmer (uncredited) Chinese Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Lung
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Arthur Marks
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Banker (uncredited) Banker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miki Morita
Wang's House Guest (uncredited) Wang's House Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lily Mui
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Layne Tom Jr.
Chinese Boy (uncredited) Chinese Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kam Tong
Chinese Peasant (uncredited) Chinese Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sammee Tong
Chinese Man (uncredited) Chinese Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iris Wong
Chinese Woman (uncredited) Chinese Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcella Wong
Baby (uncredited) Baby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Wu
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Victor Sen Yung
Chinese Peasant (uncredited) Chinese Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 4,012 votes