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Grapes Of Wrath


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  Grapes Of Wrath Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
9.84 /10
 
Starring
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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