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Category: DramaNotable as: Black-and-whiteSub-Category: Black-and-white, Historical period drama, Film adaptation, Romance Film, DramaRuntime: 138 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Los Angeles, BeijingDirector: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav MachatýScreenwriter: Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West, Pearl S. BuckBased on: The Good EarthMusic: Herbert StothartCinematography: Karl FreundStars: Luise Rainer, Paul Muni, Tilly Losch, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Keye Luke, Jessie Ralph, Soo Yong, Charles Middleton, Harold Huber, Olaf HyttenProducer: Irving ThalbergStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Luise Rainer)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Karl Freund)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Sidney Franklin)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Basil Wrangell)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Good Earth is a 1937 American drama film about Chinese farmers who struggle to survive. It was adapted by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, and Claudine West from the play by Donald Davis and Owen Davis, which was in itself based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. The film was directed by Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming and Gustav Machaty. The film stars Paul Muni as Wang Lung. For her role as his wife O-Lan, Luise Rainer won an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Karl Freund. It was nominated for Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Picture. Its world premiere was at the elegant Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.

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