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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Source of Film

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939.   It was Steinbeck's 7th novel.   It was partly based on previous articles he had written about migrant agricultural workers.

Producer Detail

Darryl F. Zanuck

Director Detail

John Ford

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Film Synopsis

2 hours, 9 minutes

Dust Bowl era sharecroppers leave for California in hope of a better life only to find ever more hardship.  John Ford directs Henry Fonda.

Film Awards

Box Office Ranking

  • 1940 Domestic Box Office Rank: #5  [1]U.S. flag

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