The Grapes of Wrath Movie Review 1940

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John Steinbeck's classic American novel about the Great Depression. We follow the impoverished Joad family as they migrate from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to find work in the orchards of California and as they struggle to maintain at least a little of their dignity and pride. A sentimental but dignified, uncharacteristic Hollywood epic.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 129 minutes.

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Great Depression, Farm Livin', Family Ties, Homeless, Books to Film: John Steinbeck, Road Trip
Nunnally Johnson
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Zeffie Tilbury, Dorris Bowdon, Russell Simpson, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, O.Z. Whitehead, Grant Mitchell
Gregg Toland
John Ford
20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1940: Director (Ford), Support. Actress (Darwell); AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1940: Director (Ford), Film.

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