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The Grapes of Wrath

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Original title
The Grapes of Wrath
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
Nunnally Johnson (Novel: John Steinbeck)
Alfred Newman
Gregg Toland (B&W)
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20th Century Fox. Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Drama | Poverty. The Great Depression. Small Town Life (North-american). Social Drama. Road Movie
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John Steinbeck Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns home after being released from prison, he discovers his family has been kicked out of their farm. Seeking a better future, he leaves with his mother (Jane Darwell) and the rest of the family to California. However, their journey is far from easy, and there is no guarantee the promised land will provide the life they are hoping for.
1940: 2 Academy Awards: Best Director, Supporting Actress (Jane Darwell). 7 Nominations
1940: National Board of Review: Best Film
1940: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film and Best Director
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