Dragon Seed

TitleDragon Seed
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1944
AuthorsBucquet, Harold S., and Jack Conway
Running Time148 min
Date Released07/1944
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Loew's
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Katherine Hepburn plays the leader of resistance movement during the Second Sino-Japanese War. When her town leaders opt to work with the invading Japanese, Hepburn's Jade argues that they must be united and trained in combat. Although racially insensitive today, the film engaged with controversial gender politics regarding the roles of women in resistance, war, and politics in the 1930s.


Katharine Hepburn

Walter Huston

Aline MacMahon

Akim Tamiroff

Turhan Bey

Hurd Hatfield

J. Carroll Naish

Agnes Moorehead

Henry Travers

Robert Bice

Robert Lewis

Frances Rafferty

Jacqueline de Wit


screenplay, Marguerite Roberts, Jane Murfin

directors, Jack Conway, Harold S. Bucquet

producer, Pandro S. Berman


Drama, History, War

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