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Dragon Seed a Good Hollywood Movie about Anti-Japanese War in China

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2013/5/27 10:52:52

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Dragon Seed is a 1944 war drama film starring Katharine Hepburn. Based on a best-selling book by Pearl S. Buck, the film portrays a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese war. The men in the village choose to adopt a peaceful attitude toward their conquerors, but Jade (played by Hepburn), a headstrong woman, stands up to the Japanese.

Aline MacMahon was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress.


  • Katharine Hepburn as Jade
  • Walter Huston as Ling Tan
  • Aline MacMahon as Ling Tan's Wife
  • Akim Tamiroff as Wu Lien
  • Turhan Bey as Lao Er Tan
  • Hurd Hatfield as Lao San Tan
  • J. Carrol Naish as Japanese Kitchen Overseer
  • Agnes Moorehead as Third Cousin's Wife
  • Henry Travers as Third Cousin
  • Robert Bice as Lao Ta Tan
  • Robert Lewis as Captain Sato
  • Frances Rafferty as Orchid Tan
  • Leonard Strong as a Japanese Official
  • Jacqueline deWit as Wu Lien's Wife
  • Clarence Lung as Fourth Cousin
  • Paul E. Burns as Neighbor Shen
  • Anna Demetrio as Wu Sao


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