The Grapes of Wrath Poster

Release Date: 1940

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom (Henry Fonda) -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.

Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Dorris Bowdon, Russell Simpson, O.Z. Whitehead, John Qualen

Director: John Ford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Family, Quest, 1930s, Emotional, Escape, Pursuit


Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Directing
Nominated Outstanding Production
Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Film Editing