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Grapes Of Wrath

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
9.84 /10
Henry Fonda , Jane Darwell , John Carradine
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Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Nunnally Johnson from John Steinbeck's novel

Released: 1940
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 128


In the thirties, Oklahoma farmers trek westwards for a better life.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Not many films look as good more than 50 years after they are made, but this one does. It is usually recognized as John Ford's greatest film, and is certainly among the most moving of all time. Steinbeck's ending was made less depressing, but the film still packs a mighty punch. Wonderful performances by Henry Fonda (pictured right) and Jane Darwell (pictured left) flourish under Ford's stirring direction. Robert Simpson's editing was Oscar-nominated, but not Toland's brilliant photography.

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