The Grapes of Wrath (1940)





Director:    John Ford

Starring:     Henry Fonda (Tom Joad), Jane Darwell (Ma Joad), John Carradine (Casy), Charley Grapewin (Grandpa), Dorris Bowdon (Rosasharn), Russell Simpson (Pa Joad), O.Z. Whitehead (Al), John Qualen (Muley), Eddie Quillan (Connie), Zeffie Tilbury (Grandma), Frank Sully (Noah), Frank Darien (Uncle John), Darryl Hickman (Winfield), Shirley Mills (Ruth Joad), Roger Imhof (Thomas).

Oscars:  Fonda for Best Actor; Darwell for Best Actress, and Ford for Best Director.

From the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck, the time is the dust bowl in Oklahoma during the Depression involving the political awakening of an ex-con (Henry Fonda) to the injustices in America.  



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