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The good earth

Author: Sidney A FranklinIrving G ThalbergTalbot JenningsTess SlesingerClaudine WestAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Historical
Drama
Teatro
Fiction
Named Person: Pearl S Buck
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney A Franklin; Irving G Thalberg; Talbot Jennings; Tess Slesinger; Claudine West; Paul Muni; Luise Rainer; Walter Connolly; Tilly Losch; Charles Grapewin; Jessie Ralph; Karl Freund; Basil Wrangel; Herbert Stothart; Pearl S Buck; Owen Davis; Donald Davis; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790793083 9780790793085
OCLC Number: 63059084
Language Note: English and dubbed French soundtracks with optional English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.
Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck and the adaption for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis.
Special features: Vintage musical short "Hollywood party"; "Supreme court of films picks the champions" newsreel; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Cinematographer, Karl Freund ; editor, Basil Wrangell ; music, Herbert Stothart.
Cast: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin, Jessie Ralph.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono; dual-layer format.
Other Titles: Da di
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; [producer], Irving Grant Thalberg ; directed by Sidney Franklin ; screen play by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger and Claudine West.

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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.

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