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Dragon Seed (1944) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Jack Conway and Harold S. Bucquet and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressAline MacMahonNominated
Best CinematographySidney WagnerNominated

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Dragon Seed(1944) and The Good Earth(1937).

By Dawn on Oct 18, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Dragon Seed(1944).War film. Cast: Katharine Hepburn. Based on a best-selling book by Pearl S. Buck, the film is about a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese army during the Second Sino-Japanese war. In the valley of Ling, China, Ling Tan and his family plant rice... Read full article

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Lao Er Tan - Middle Son: I do not have the words.
Jade Tan: I am not very learned.
Lao Er Tan - Middle Son: Is that why you do not often speak to me?
Jade Tan: Two must speak for understanding.

Ling Tan: [referring to Jade's son] He has his eyes open. Make sure the one who teaches him has his eyes open.

Ling Tan: How can you dig such a thing without help? The earth is stubborn.
Ling Tan's Wife: Heaven gave me the thought. Heaven will provide the help. The shovel is there.

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On 21 October 1943, M-G-M was given permission to film exterior night scenes, not allowed since the wartime ban was instituted in 1941
Actor Robert Lewis functioned also as screen test director and dialogue director.
M-G-M announced that Keye Luke was cast as a "Student Lecturer" but he was not seen in the film.
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Best Supporting Actress Oscar 1944

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