Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Good Earth (MGM, 1937). Very Fine- on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 79") Style B.
    MGM Production Chief Irving Thalberg was keen to adapt Pearl S. Buck's novel with the greatest of realism--shooting in China and using all Chinese actors. But it was not to be. War, politics and the Hays Office forced Thalberg into casting Paul Muni and Luise Rainer as Wang Lung and O-Lan, and substituting Chatsworth, California for China. This was the last film Thalberg would work on. Touchup has been applied to fold wear, slight fold separations, minor tears, and unobtrusive stains in the borders. There are a few faint stains still visible in the credits and image. Very Fine- on Linen.

    Estimate: $800 - $1,600.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    5th Friday
    Auction Dates
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    10 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 35
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item