Dragon Seed (film)

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Dragon Seed
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Harold S. Bucquet
Jack Conway
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Marguerite Roberts
Jane Murfin
Based on The Dragon Seed 
by Pearl S. Buck
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Aline MacMahon
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography Sidney Wagner
Edited by Harold F. Kress
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • July 20, 1944 (1944-07-20)
Running time
147 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3,070,000[1]
Box office $4,627,000[1]

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 the headstrong Jade (Hepburn) stands up to the Japanese.

Aline MacMahon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Box Office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $3,033,000 in the US and Canada and $1,594,000 elsewhere but because of its high cost incurred a loss to the studio of $281,000.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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