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The Good Earth (1937) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Sidney Franklin and Gustav Machat? and produced by Irving Thalberg and Albert Lewin.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressLuise RainerWon
Best CinematographyKarl FreundWon
Best DirectorSidney FranklinNominated
Best Film EditingBasil WrangellNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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The Good Earth (1937, Sidney Franklin)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

For maybe the first ninety minutes of The Good Earth, it seems like the most interesting thing to talk about is going to be how the filmmakers were able to make the lead characters in the film appear sympathetic while they were being, frankly, un-American. It makes sense, since the main characters a... Read full article


The Good Earth (1937, Sidney Franklin)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

For maybe the first ninety minutes of The Good Earth, it seems like the most interesting thing to talk about is going to be how the filmmakers were able to make the lead characters in the film appear sympathetic while they were being, frankly, un-American. It makes sense, since the main characters a... Read full article


The Good Earth (1937, Sidney Franklin)

on Apr 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

For maybe the first ninety minutes of The Good Earth, it seems like the most interesting thing to talk about is going to be how the filmmakers were able to make the lead characters in the film appear sympathetic while they were being, frankly, un-American. It makes sense, since the main characters a... Read full article


The Good Earth (1937, Sidney Franklin)

on Apr 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

For maybe the first ninety minutes of The Good Earth, it seems like the most interesting thing to talk about is going to be how the filmmakers were able to make the lead characters in the film appear sympathetic while they were being, frankly, un-American. It makes sense, since the main characters a... Read full article


The Good Earth (1937) (2)

By Beatrice on Sep 23, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Good Earth Directed by Sidney Franklin Written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, and Claudine West based upon the novel by Pearl S. Buck 1937/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing Unidentified laborer: I don’t know but it has something to do with food. Something about MGM’s worthy... Read full article


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The location shots in China were filmed by director George W. Hill for a movie that was later abandoned. Hill had died by the time this film went into production.
Special effects experts were unable to produce an authentic looking locust plague. Just as they were about to abandon the scene, they received word that a real locust plague was taking place several states away. A camera crew was rushed to the scene to capture it on film.
Victor Adams, who was Paul Muni's stand-in, also played Wang Lung (Muni's character) in long shots when Muni went AWOL from the set.
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