The Good Earth

Paul Muni stars in this epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements to survive.
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 2, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 18


User Ratings: 1,088
A superb screen version of Pearl Buck's Chinese novel about peasants, famine, plague, slow poverty and sudden riches. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 22, 2019
No harmful false note is struck. Full Review
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 7/10 -- epic tale of a Chinese family who overcomes famine, revolution, locusts, and a whole lot more in their journey from poverty to prosperity. Full Review
May 13, 2016
Rating: 81/100 -- Epic in scope, though intimate in effect. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Aug 10, 2010
Rating: 3.5/5 -- more of a time capsule than a great piece of filmmaking
Mar 14, 2006
In source novel and film, simplicity, family, and hard work are the pillars. Full Review
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Mar 25, 2016
Rating: 3/4 -- Once the picture gets past a lumbering opening, it succeeds in involving us in the plight of its struggling protagonists. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jun 24, 2018

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First came marriage, an arranged union of peasant farmer Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and kitchen slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Then, through poverty and wealth, family and betrayal, war and pestilence, came love.


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  • Sales Rank: 21,471
  • UPC: 888574432461
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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