The Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath

1940 (John Ford) PG, 128 minutes

Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Nominated for five Oscars, winner of two, this deft adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel follows the Joad family, who, like legions of other dispossessed farmers in the ’30s dustbowl, migrated under horrifying conditions to California, seeking work. Critic Geoff Pevere leads a discussion of this classic film and book.

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