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Grapes Of Wrath, The (1940)
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Starring: Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, John Carradine, Frank Darien, Jane Darwell, Frank Faylen, Darryl Hickman, Charles Middleton, Grant Mitchell, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, Joe Sawyer, Russell Simpson
Director: John Ford
Category: Drama, Classic
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Subtitles:
English,Spanish
Length:
129 mins

 
 

 

Winner 2 Academy Awards 1940

This remarkable film version of John Steinbeck's novel was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Henry Fonda), Film Editing, Sound and Writing. John Ford won the Best Director Oscar and Jane Darwell won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Ma Joad, the matriarch of the struggling migrant farmer family.

Following a prison term he served for manslaughter, Tom Joad returns to find his family homestead overwhelmed by weather and the greed of the banking industry. With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land - California. but the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.

 
 
   
   

 
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