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The Good Earth (1937) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sidney Franklin
Victor Fleming ... (uncredited)
Gustav Machatý ... (uncredited)
Sam Wood ... (uncredited)

Writing Credits  

Talbot Jennings ... (screen play) &
Tess Slesinger ... (screen play) and
Claudine West ... (screen play)
 
Pearl S. Buck ... (based upon the novel by)
 
Frances Marion ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Lotus
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Cuckoo
Soo Yong ...
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Roland Lui ...
Younger Son
Suzanna Kim ...
Little Fool
Ching Wah Lee ...
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Cousin
Olaf Hytten ...
William Law ...
Gateman
Mary Wong ...
Little Bride
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Revolutionary Army Captain (uncredited)
Philson Ahn ...
Man (uncredited)
Caroline Chew ...
Teahouse Dancer (uncredited)
Mitzi Cummings ...
Chinese Girl (uncredited)
Jack Don ...
Chinese Peasant (uncredited)
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Teahouse Singer (uncredited)
Roland Got ...
Younger Son (uncredited)
Betty Soo Hoo ...
Baby (uncredited)
James B. Leong ...
Chinese Peasant (uncredited)
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Chinese Girl Singing and Playing Mandolin (uncredited)
Bessie Loo ...
Chinese Woman (uncredited)
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Chinese Farmer (uncredited)
Clarence Lung ...
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Arthur Marks ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Banker (uncredited)
Miki Morita ...
Wang's House Guest (uncredited)
Lily Mui ...
Child (uncredited)
Layne Tom Jr. ...
Chinese Boy (uncredited)
Kam Tong ...
Chinese Peasant (uncredited)
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Chinese Man (uncredited)
Iris Wong ...
Chinese Woman (uncredited)
Marcella Wong ...
Baby (uncredited)
Shirley Wu ...
Baby (uncredited)
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Chinese Peasant (uncredited)

Produced by 

Albert Lewin ... associate producer
Irving Thalberg ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Herbert Stothart

Cinematography by 

Karl Freund ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by 

Basil Wrangell ... film editor
Ben Lewis ... supervising film editor: MGM (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Cedric Gibbons

Costume Design by 

Herbert Neuwirth ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Jack Dawn ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Max Factor ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cecil Holland ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Norbert A. Myles ... makeup artist: Charley Grapewin (uncredited)
Web Overlander ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)
William Tuttle ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Dave Friedman ... production manager (uncredited)
Frank Messenger ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Hugh Boswell ... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Niblo ... second unit director (uncredited)
Hezi Tate ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... associate art director (as Arnold Gillespie)
Harry Oliver ... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis ... associate art director
Tom Gubbins ... props: China (uncredited)
F. Suie One ... props and Chinese artifacts (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Special Effects by 

James Basevi ... special effects: locust sequence (uncredited)
Dave Friedman ... special effects: locust sequence (uncredited)
James Curtis Havens ... special effects: locust sequence (uncredited)

Stunts 

Jewel Jordan ... stunt double: Luise Rainer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Charles G. Clarke ... photographer: China (uncredited)
Ben M. Cohen ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Russell A. Cully ... photographer: China (uncredited)
George W. Hill ... supervising photographer: China (uncredited)
Mason Hooper ... photographer: backgrounds and process shots (uncredited)
Walter Lundin ... camera operator: Cedar City (uncredited)
Gustav Machatý ... director of process photography (uncredited)
Ray Ramsey ... camera operator (uncredited)
H.C. Smith ... photographer: China (uncredited)
Harkness Smith ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Tanner ... still photographer (uncredited)
'Newreel' Wong ... photographer: China (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Chester Gann ... casting: Chinese extras (uncredited)
William Grady ... casting: Chinese extras (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Dolly Tree ... wardrobe
Tom Gubbins ... costumes: China (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Slavko Vorkapich ... montage
Peter Ballbusch ... montage (uncredited)
Tom Held ... editing staff (uncredited)
Ben Lewis ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Charles T. Trego ... montage (uncredited)

Music Department 

Wayne Allen ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward Ward ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew 

Donald Davis ... adapted for the stage by
Owen Davis ... adapted for the stage by
Victor Adams ... stand-in: Paul Muni (uncredited)
Marian Ainslee ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
Pearl S. Buck ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Marc Connelly ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
Howard Dietz ... press representative (uncredited)
Jules Furthman ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
DuBose Heyward ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
James Lee ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Clarence Locan ... publicist (uncredited)
Frances Marion ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus ... laboratory supervisor: sepia tinting (uncredited)
Bessie Ochs ... technical advisor: China (uncredited)
Yee On ... supervisor of landscapes (uncredited)
'Dutch' Pettit ... pigtail braider (uncredited)
Franz Schulz ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
Frank Tong ... assistant: Harry Oliver (uncredited)
Y.S. Tsao ... technical advisor (uncredited)
General Ting-Hsiu Tu ... technical advisor (uncredited)

Thanks 

Irving Thalberg ... we dedicate this picture to the memory of (as Irving Grant Thalberg)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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