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Dragon Seed (film)

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Genre  Drama, History, War
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Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Story by  Pearl S. Buck
Language  English
Dragon Seed (film) movie poster
Director  Harold S. Bucquet Jack Conway
Writer  Marguerite Roberts, Jane Murfin
Release date  July 20, 1944 (1944-07-20)
Based on  The Dragon Seed  by Pearl S. Buck
Directors  Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway
Screenplay  Marguerite Roberts, Jane Murfin
Cast  Katharine Hepburn (Jade Tan), Walter Huston (Ling Tan), Aline MacMahon (Ling Tan's Wife), Akim Tamiroff (Wu Lien), Turhan Bey (Lao Er Tan - Middle Son), Hurd Hatfield (Lao San Tan - Youngest Son)
Similar movies  Pearl S Buck wrote the story for Dragon Seed and The Good Earth

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Dragon Seed is a 1944 war drama film starring Katharine Hepburn. Based on a best-selling book by Pearl S. Buck, the film portrays a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese war. The men in the village choose to adopt a peaceful attitude toward their conquerors; but the headstrong Jade (Hepburn) stands up to the Japanese.

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Aline MacMahon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Dragon Seed (film) movie scenes

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Plot

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A peaceful Chinese village is invaded by the Japanese prior to World War II. The men elect to adopt a peaceful attitude towards their conquerors and it is understood that the women will stoically acquiesce as well. But Jade (Katharine Hepburn), a headstrong young woman, intends to stand up to the Japanese whether her husband Lao Er (Turhan Bey) approves or not. She even goes so far as to learn to read and to handle a weapon, so that she may be properly equipped for both psychological and physical combat. Jade's attitude spreads to the rest of the village, convincing even the staunchest of male traditionalists that the Japanese can be defeated only by offering a strong united front; male and female.

Cast

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  • Katharine Hepburn as Jade
  • Walter Huston as Ling Tan
  • Aline MacMahon as Ling Tan's Wife
  • Akim Tamiroff as Wu Lien
  • Turhan Bey as Lao Er Tan
  • Hurd Hatfield as Lao San Tan
  • J. Carrol Naish as Japanese Kitchen Overseer
  • Agnes Moorehead as Third Cousin's Wife
  • Henry Travers as Third Cousin
  • Robert Bice as Lao Ta Tan
  • Robert Lewis as Captain Sato
  • Frances Rafferty as Orchid Tan
  • Leonard Strong as a Japanese Official
  • Jacqueline deWit as Wu Lien's Wife
  • Clarence Lung as Fourth Cousin
  • Paul E. Burns as Neighbor Shen
  • Anna Demetrio as Wu Sao
  • Box office

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    According to MGM records the film earned $3,033,000 in the US and Canada and $1,594,000 elsewhere but because of its high cost incurred a loss to the studio of $281,000.


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    References

    Dragon Seed (film) Wikipedia
    Dragon Seed (film) IMDb Dragon Seed (film) themoviedb.org


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