Dragon Seed is a 1944 American battle drama film, about Japan’s WWII-period actions in China.The film directed by Jack Conway and Harold S. Bucquet, primarily based on the 1942 novel of the identical name by Pearl S. Buck. The movie stars Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff, and Turhan Bey. It portrays a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army throughout the Second Sino-Japanese War. The males within the village choose to adopt a peaceful perspective towards their conquerors, however the headstrong Jade (Hepburn) stands as much as the Japanese. Aline MacMahon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. A peaceful Chinese village is invaded by the Japanese prior to World War II. The males elect to undertake a peaceful perspective in the direction of their conquerors, and the girls are understood to stoically acquiesce as well, however Jade, a headstrong younger girl, intends to face up to the Japanese, whether her husband Lao Er approves or not. She even goes as far as to be taught to learn and to handle a weapon, so that she could also be properly outfitted for both psychological and physical fight. Jade’s angle spreads to the remainder of the village, convincing even the staunchest of male traditionalists that the Japanese might be defeated only by providing a strong united front, male and female. Reportedly, Judy Garland needed the role of Jade. In response to MGM information, the film earned $3,033,000 within the U.S. Canada and $1,594,000 elsewhere, but because of its high cost, incurred a loss to the studio of $281,000. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.