Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed (1944)

This lavish, 145-minute cinemadaptation of the Pearl Buck best-seller Dragon Seed was intended by MGM as a followup to the studio's successful film version of Buck's The Good Earth. In true Hollywood fashion, the Chinese… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1944
DVD 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.