The Good Earth (The Odd Casting Choices)
I’ve got half an eye on The Good Earth, with Paul Muni, on Turner Classic Movies.
I can believe Muni as the Chinese farmer, Wang. Muni is great at his craft and he seems to have approached the role in earnest – but the actor playing his Dad sounds like Pa Kettle; I keep expecting the camera to find this aging “Asian” father, knee deep in a rice paddy, only to have him start shouting about not messing with Texas.
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