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The Grapes of Wrath (15-Mar-1940)

Director: John Ford

Writer: Nunnally Johnson

From novel: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Musical Direction: Alfred Newman

Keywords: Drama, Great Depression

Manslaughter parolee Tom Joad arrives at the family home in Oklahoma, finding it deserted after a bank foreclosure. The family will head to California; he joins them in violation of parole. Outstanding performances and excellent cinematography capture the essence of the Great Depression. Ford won the Oscar for Best Director and Jane Darwell for Best Supporting Actress. Received additional nominations for Best Picture, and Best Screenplay, and Henry Fonda for Best Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Irving Bacon
Actor
6-Sep-1893 5-Feb-1965 Mr. Beazley
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
John Carradine
Actor
5-Feb-1906 27-Nov-1988 In over 200 B movies
Jane Darwell
Actor
15-Oct-1879 13-Aug-1967 The bird woman in Mary Poppins
Frank Faylen
Actor
8-Dec-1905 2-Aug-1985 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Henry Fonda
Actor
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Charley Grapewin
Actor
20-Dec-1869 2-Feb-1956 Tobacco Road
Paul Guilfoyle
Actor
14-Jul-1902 27-Jun-1961 Winterset
Darryl Hickman
Actor
28-Jul-1931   The Happy Years
Roger Imhof
Actor
15-Aug-1875 15-Apr-1958 This Gun for Hire
Selmer Jackson
Actor
7-May-1888 30-Mar-1971 Character actor
Grant Mitchell
Actor
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
John Qualen
Actor
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Eddie Quillan
Actor
31-Mar-1907 19-Jul-1990 In 20 short films by Mack Sennett
Joe Sawyer
Actor
29-Aug-1906 21-Apr-1982 Character actor 1930s to 1950s
Russell Simpson
Actor
17-Jun-1880 12-Dec-1959 The Grapes of Wrath
Frank Sully
Actor
17-Jun-1908 17-Dec-1975 Character actor
Zeffie Tilbury
Actor
20-Nov-1863 24-Jul-1950 The Grapes of Wrath

CAST

with
Henry Fonda   ...   Tom Joad
Jane Darwell   ...   Ma Joad
Charley Grapewin   ...   Grandpa
Dorris Bowdon   ...   Rosasharn
and
John Carradine   ...   Casy
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
Grant Mitchell   ...   Caretaker
Charles D. Brown   ...   Wilkie
John Arledge   ...   Davis
Ward Bond   ...   Policeman
Harry Tyler   ...   Bert
William Pawley   ...   Bill
Charles Tannen   ...   Joe
Selmar Jackson   ...   Inspection Officer
Charles Middleton   ...   Leader
Eddie Waller   ...   Proprietor
Paul Guilfoyle   ...   Floyd
David Hughes   ...   Frank
Cliff Clark   ...   City Man
Joe Sawyer   ...   Bookkeeper
Frank Faylen   ...   Tim
Adrian Morris   ...   Agent
Hollis Jewell   ...   Muley's Son
Robert Homans   ...   Spencer
Irving Bacon   ...   Driver
Kitty McHugh   ...   Mae

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