Based on Donald Davis and Owen Davis' stage-adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's sprawling novel, Sidney Franklin's The Good Earth is the story of a Chinese farming couple whose lives are torn apart by poverty, greed, and nature. Paul Muni stars as Wang Lung a hardworking, but poor, farmer who weds freed-slave O-Lan (Luise Rainer). They struggle to build a life together, but after finally finding success, a plague of locusts descends upon their land, bringing a true test of the couple's perseverance. For her performance, Luise Rainer won the second of back-to-back Best Actress Oscars, while cinematographer Karl Freund took home an Academy Award for his photography work. The Good Earth was the final film production of Irving Thalberg, who died before the film was completed.
Disc #1 -- The Good Earth 1. Credits 2. Wang Lung's Marriage Day 3. O-Lan 4. Planting a Seed 5. I Am With Child 6. Racing the Rain 7. A Son 8. More Land 9. Return to the Great House 10. Famine 11. Hunger Makes Men Mad 12. No Sale, No Life 13. Migrating South 14. Meat and Job Theft 15. Revolution 16. Storming the Great House 17. Firing Squad 18. Precious Stones 19. Contracts Agreed and Proposed 20. Dancing Lotus 21. Another Woman 22. Second Wife's Wish 23. Taken Her Fancy 24. Better Dead Than There 25. Friends Part 26. Banishment 27. Preparing for Invasion 28. Locust Plague 29. On the Land Again 30. Wedding Feast 31. You Are the Earth
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