"O-Lan, you are the earth."
Those are the closing words to MGM's 1937 film adaptation of Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth". Bob and I land squarely in the middle of our rating scale on this one (spoiler alert). We like Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for her role as O-Lan, the cinematography is great and there are some great scenes (how did they film the locus scene?!?). But it suffers from being too long and from some questionable directing and acting choices. Well, there you have it. We really like some parts, and we really question some other parts.