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Dragon Seed(1944)

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Brief Synopsis

Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.

Cast & Crew

Katharine Hepburn Jade [Tan]
Walter Huston Ling [Tan]
Aline MacMahon Ling's wife
Turhan Bey Lao Er [Tan]
Hurd Hatfield Lao San [Tan]
J. Carrol Naish Jap kitchen overseer
Agnes Moorehead Third Cousin's wife
Henry Travers Third Cousin
Robert Bice Lao Ta [Tan]
Robert Lewis Captain Sato
Frances Rafferty Orchid [Tan]
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 20 Jul 1944
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  146 or 148 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  13,229    
Duration(reels):  15    

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  • Dragon Seed

    I_Fortuna 2014-04-10

    I love this film and I am so happy that many Chinese actors were employed to make it. 1944 was a very different time and WWII is fresh for Americans. This... MORE>

  • Well-Meant But Ridiculous

    Soo Tee 2014-04-10

    This film features some truly great actors who have no business being in this drama - and my favorite actress Katherine Hepburn the most ridiculously... MORE>

  • Dragon Seed

    Jack Woker 2012-03-08

    While it may be difficult today to take a film in which western actors are cast as Asians seriously, this is as moving and brilliant a movie as I have... MORE>