The Good Earth1937

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The Good Earth
Directed by:
Sidney Franklin

Starring Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin and Jessie Ralph, "The Good Earth" (also known as "Gute Erde, Die", "Buona terra, La") is a Drama film directed by Sidney Franklin, and written by Pearl S. Buck (novel "The Good Earth"), released in the USA on January 29 of 1937.

China . . . . Land of unrest . . . tomorrow they may Starve !

Who directed "The Good Earth":

The Good Earth was directed by Sidney Franklin, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before The Good Earth, Sidney Franklin had directed The Barretts of Wimpole Street, released in 1934, Smilin' Through (1932), Private Lives (1931), A Lady's Morals (1930), Devil-May-Care (1929), and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929). Since, he directed Duel in the Sun, released in 1946, The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957).

What was the release date of "The Good Earth":

The Good Earth was initially released on Friday, January 29, 1937, in the United States.. This was eighty-two (82) years ago.

What is the cast of "The Good Earth":

At the casting of The Good Earth we find Paul Muni, previously seen in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935) and Dr. Socrates (1935); Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Escapade (1935)); Walter Connolly (Libeled Lady (1936), So Red the Rose (1935)) [ more... ]

  • Soo Yong, Keye Luke and Olaf Hytten also appeared in The Painted Veil, released in 1934.
  • Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin and Olaf Hytten have all also be seen in Libeled Lady, released in 1936.
  • Olaf Hytten and Jessie Ralph can be seen in I Found Stella Parish, released in 1935.
  • Jessie Ralph and Harold Huber also appeared in San Francisco, released in 1936.

What is the Storyline of "The Good Earth":

Farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) marries O-Lan (Luise Rainer), a lowly servant at the Great House, the residence of the most powerful family in their village. O-Lan proves to be an excellent wife, hard working and uncomplaining. Wang Lung prospers. He buys more land, and O-Lan gives birth to two sons and a daughter. Meanwhile, the Great House begins to decline.

All is well until a drought and the resulting famine drive the family to the brink. Desperate, Wang Lung considers the advice of his pessimistic, [...]

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