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Dragon Seed (1944)

145 min - Drama - 20 July 1944
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As the Second Sino-Japanese War erupts in 1937 with the Japanese invasion of northern China, the rural Tan family in southern China go about their daily chores without notice of the impending conflict. Jade (Katharine Hepburn), wife of Lao Er Tan (Turhan Bey), desires books, an unconventional request for a Chinese wife. But when war finally reaches the family, Jade is first to join the resistance, leading pacifist patriarch Ling Tan (Walter Huston) to concern over his family's entry in the war.

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As the Second Sino-Japanese War erupts in 1937 with the Japanese invasion of northern China, the rural Tan family in southern China go about their daily chores without notice of the impending conflict. Jade (Katharine Hepburn), wife of Lao Er Tan (Turhan Bey), desires books, an unconventional request for a Chinese wife. But when war finally reaches the family, Jade is first to join the resistance, leading pacifist patriarch Ling Tan (Walter Huston) to concern over his family's entry in the war.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  20 July 1944

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 25 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Aline MacMahon {“Ling’s Wife”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Sidney Wagner


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