The Grapes of Wrath

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A potent drama that is as socially important today as when it was made, The Grapes of Wrath is affecting, moving, and deservedly considered an American classic.



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Adapted from John Steinbeck's novel, this classic drama shows how the Great Depression affects one American family. Evicted from their Oklahoma farm homes, the Joads head West to seek work, but two die during the journey. In California, the family's deterioration continues as they live in poverty in migrant camps.

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Henry Fonda
as Tom Joad
Jane Darwell
as Ma Joad
Dorris Bowdon
as Rosaharn
Charley Grapewin
as Grandpa Joad
Doris Bowden
as Rosasharn
John Qualen
as Muley Graves
Eddie Quillen
as Connie Rivers
Eddie Quillan
as Connie Rivers
Zeffie Tilbury
as Grandma Joad
Frank Darien
as Uncle John
Darryl Hickman
as Winfield Joad
Shirley Mills
as Ruth Joad
Ward Bond
as Policeman
Frank Faylen
as Tim Wallace
Joe Sawyer
as Accountant
Hollis Jewell
as Muley's Son
Selmer Jackson
as Inspector
Eddy Waller
as Proprietor
Cliff Clark
as Townsman
Irving Bacon
as Conductor
Jack Pennick
as Committeeman
Walter McGrail
as Gang Leader
Tom Tyler
as Sheriff
Robert "Buddy" Shaw
as Gas Station Attendant
Ralph Dunn
as Deputy
Ted Oliver
as State Policeman
Gloria Roy
as Waitress
Erville Alderson
as Arkansas Storekeeper
Harry Strang
as Fred the Truck Driver
Inez Palange
as Woman in Camp
Louis Mason
as Man in Camp
Harry Tenbrook
as Deputy/Troublemaker
Walter Miller
as New Mexico Border Guard
William Haade
as Deputy Driver
Peggy Ryan
as Hungry Girl
Selmar Jackson
as Inspector
Wally Albright
as Boy Who Ate
Mae Marsh
as Floyd's Wife
Francis Ford
as (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Shirley "Muggsy" Coates
as Girl in Migrant Camp
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