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The Grapes of Wrath, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath
Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Nunnally Johnson
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  128 min
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The mood of The Grapes of Wrath is bleak, emotional, and gloomy. The plot centers around the working class, immigrants, and being down on your luck. It is a drama and period movie. Stylistically, The Grapes of Wrath has a Hollywood tone and has a road movie structure. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is Oklahoma and California. The Grapes of Wrath happens in the 1930s. Visually, it is black and white. It is based on a book. The Grapes of Wrath is known for being a masterpiece, a classic, and an Oscar winner.

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John Ford's memorable screen version of John Steinbeck's epic novel of the Great Depression--often regarded... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 15 March 1940
Runtime: 128 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

John Ford for Best Director at the 1940 Academy Awards
Jane Darwell for Best Supporting Actress at the 1940 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

Henry Fonda Henry Fonda As Tom Joad
Jane Darwell Jane Darwell As Ma Joad
John Carradine John Carradine As Casy
Charley Grapewin Charley Grapewin As Grandpa
Doris Bowden Doris Bowden As Rosasharn
Russell Simpson Russell Simpson As Pa Joad
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The Grapes of Wrath is the 6th film I have seen from the great director John Ford. I have never read the book on which this film is based (gasp!), thus the story was an entirely new experience for me. Henry Fonda turns in a wonderful performance, as...
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19.September.2012 |  by: Andrew
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I can now mark off another movie from the AFI top 100 list, and I can also add another great film to the list of movies I've seen. The Grapes of Wrath was much better than I had expected. I guess I had some sort of predetermined aversion to the...
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