Dragon Seed (1944)





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Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck, this film follows the struggle of Chinese farmers Jade (Katharine Hepburn) and Lao Er (Turhan Bey) as their lives and their homes are threatened by a Japanese invasion

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Marguerite Roberts, Jane Murfin
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 29, 2007
Warner Home Video


as Ling Tan

as Lao Er

as Wu Lien

as Mrs. Ling Tan

as Lao San

as 3rd Cousin's Wife

as 3rd Cousin

as Capt. Sato

as Japanese Kitchen Ove...

as Mrs. Wu Lien

as 4th Cousin

as Neighbor Shen

as Maj. Yohagi

as Capt. Yasuda

as Old Peddler

as Japanese Diplomat

as Student

as Japanese Guard

as Japanese Officer

as Japanese Soldier

as Japanese Soldier

as Leader of City Peopl...

as Speaker with Movies

as Young Farmer

as Old Clerk

as Hysterical Woman

as Innkeeper

as Japanese Soldier

as Japanese Official

as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Dragon Seed

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Quite moving, strong drama featuring Kate Hepburn.

April 20, 2008

One of MGM's worst melodramas of the 40s and a low point in the career of Hepburn, here miscast as a young and alert Chinese woman. Propaganda picture was made to please the government (and its Chinese allies) but by today's standards it's racist.

Full Review… | May 6, 2007

That Caucasian actors are cast in the primary Oriental roles greatly detracts from the film's authenticity.

Full Review… | July 27, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Dragon Seed

Katharine Hepburn as an oriental? You've been warned.

jay nixon

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