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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Grapes of Wrath
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Henry Fonda Henry Fonda
Tom Joad
Jane Darwell Jane Darwell
Ma Joad
John Carradine John Carradine
Jim Casy
Dorris Bowdon Dorris Bowdon
Rosasharn
Russell Simpson Russell Simpson
Pa Joad
John Qualen John Qualen
Muley Bates


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Nunnally Johnson Nunnally Johnson
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The Grapes of Wrath

5 years, 11 months ago at Jun 23 22:01
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The Grapes of Wrath is an almost-perfect adaptation one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell head a cast that firmly roots the movie in a realistic depiction of the tribulations and hardships experienced by Okies traveling to California. Their acting is not a series of scenes in which they get to loudly expose their acting muscles; it is a series of scenes ... read more

Absorbing Great Depression-era drama!

7 years, 11 months ago at Jun 14 13:30
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"If there was a law, they was workin' with maybe we could take it, but it ain't the law. They're workin' away our spirits, tryin' to make us cringe and crawl, takin' away our decency."

Based on the novel by John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath is a classic film that takes an honest and uncompromising look at life during the period of the Great Depression. This is an important film as... read more
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Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under. Based on a John Steinbeck novel.
Release date: 15 March 1940
UPC: 024543103301
Tags: 1940s (13), Drama (12), Great Depression (12), Poverty (11), Family (9), California (8), 1940 (8), Usa (7), Dust Bowl (6), Based On Novel (6), Classic (5), Farm (5), Prejudice (5), New Deal (4), Death (4), Murder (3), Pregnancy (3), Black & White (3), Black And White (3), Perseverance (3)
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"The film tells the story of the Joads, an Oklahoma family, who, after losing their farm during the Great Depression in the 1930s, become migrant workers and end up in California. The motion picture details their arduous journey across the United States as they travel to California in search of work and opportunities for the family members.(Wikipedia) Henry Fonda and John Carradine Jane Darwell, Henry Fonda and Russell Simpson "


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"1940! Winner: Jane Darwell! Nominees: Judith Anderson - Rebecca as Mrs. Danvers Ruth Hussey - The Philadelphia Story as Elizabeth Imbrie Barbara O'Neil - All This, and Heaven Too as Frances Altarice Rosalba Sebastiani Marjorie Rambeau - Primrose Path as Mamie Adams"


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"1940! Winner: John Ford! Nominees: George Cukor - The Philadelphia Story Alfred Hitchcock - Rebecca Sam Wood - Kitty Foyle William Wyler - The Letter"


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"1940! Winner: Henry Fonda! Nominees: Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator as Adenoid Hynkel/The Barber Raymond Massey - Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Abraham Lincoln Laurence Olivier - Rebecca as 'Maxim' de Winter James Stewart - The Philadelphia Story as Macaulay "Mike" Connor"


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