Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed (1944)

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

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 29, 2007
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Steve Crum

Quite moving, strong drama featuring Kate Hepburn.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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