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The lives of the residents of a small Chinese village are turned upside down when the Japanese invade it. Based on the Pearl S. Buck novel. Lengthy and occasionally tedious, though generally well-made with heart-felt attempts to create Oriental characters, without having Asians in the cast.

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Available on Running time 145 minutes.

Cast and Crew

War, General, China, Books to Film: Pearl S. Buck
Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Agnes Moorehead, Akim Tamiroff, Hurd Hatfield, J. Carrol Naish, Henry Travers, Turhan Bey, Aline MacMahon
Jack Conway

Visitor Reviews

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Dr. Nick Stage--PHD

The 1`944 movie, DRAGON SEED, showed the horrible truth about the Japanese. Rape, murder, and looting etc. I am GLAD we "nuked" Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, the Japs will not acknowledge the 1937 Rape of Nanking. It's called "cultural amnesia" I admire the movie Dragon Seed.