The Good Earth (The Odd Casting Choices)

22 Sep

Paul Muni as Wang, The Farmer

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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