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The Resource The good earth, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; producer, Irving Thalberg ; adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis ; written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West ; directed by Sidney Franklin

The good earth, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; producer, Irving Thalberg ; adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis ; written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West ; directed by Sidney Franklin

Label
The good earth
Title
The good earth
Statement of responsibility
a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; producer, Irving Thalberg ; adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis ; written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West ; directed by Sidney Franklin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A young farmer named Wang Lung marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan. Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land and takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Karl Freund ; editor, Basil Wrangell ; music, Herbert Stothart
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch, Charley Grapewin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1936
  • 1893-1972
  • 1905-1945
  • 1890-1943
  • 1895-1967
  • 1910-2014
  • 1887-1940
  • 1885-1949
  • 1892-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thalberg, Irving G.
  • Jennings, Talbot
  • Franklin, Sidney A.
  • Slesinger, Tess
  • West, Claudine
  • Muni, Paul
  • Rainer, Luise
  • Connolly, Walter
  • Stothart, Herbert
  • Buck, Pearl S.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
138
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The good earth, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; producer, Irving Thalberg ; adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis ; written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West ; directed by Sidney Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937
  • Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck
  • Special features: Vintage musical short "Hollywood party"; "Supreme court of films picks the champions" newsreel; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (138 min.)
Isbn
9780790793085
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569692626
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
66926
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63059084
  • (Sirsi) o63059084
  • (OCoLC)63059084
  • 443010
  • 443010
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The good earth, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; producer, Irving Thalberg ; adapted for the stage by Owen Davis and Donald Davis ; written by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West ; directed by Sidney Franklin
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937
  • Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck
  • Special features: Vintage musical short "Hollywood party"; "Supreme court of films picks the champions" newsreel; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (138 min.)
Isbn
9780790793085
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569692626
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
66926
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63059084
  • (Sirsi) o63059084
  • (OCoLC)63059084
  • 443010
  • 443010
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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