The Grapes of Wrath 1940

Returning home from prison, Tom Joad finds his family and others like them driven off their small tenant farms by large companies who can farm vast tracts of land more economically. The Joads, with Casey, the preacher who lost his calling, make the difficult journey to California, but once there find the promises of work empty. They finally find work, only to realize they are strikebreaking. Tom discovers Casey is a leader of the strikers, and when the owners kill Casey, Tom takes up his role. He leaves his family to do labor work, and they go on with faith in „the people“. 2

Books on The Grapes of Wrath
Warren French
Filmguide to The Grapes of Wrath
Bloomington, IN, 1973

Warren French (ed.)
A Companion to The Grapes of Wrath
New York, 1963
Books with substantial mentioning of The Grapes of Wrath
Melvyn Stokes
American History through Hollywood Film, From the Revolutio to the 1960s
London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney, 2013

David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Tom Weaver, Biography by Gregory William Mank
John Carradine: The Films
Jefferson, NC, 1999

Danny Peary
Alternate Oscars, One Critic's Defiant Choices for Best Picture, Actor, and Actress - From 1927 to the Present
New York, 1993

Neil Sinyard
Classic Movies
London, 1993

Tag Gallagher
John Ford: The Man and His Films
Berkeley-Los Angeles-London, 1986

Tony Thomas
The Complete Films of Henry Fonda
Secaucus, NJ, 1983

Stanley Hochman (editor)
From Quasimodo to Scarlett O'Hara, A National Board of Review Anthology 1920 - 1940
New York, 1982

J.A. Place
The Non-Western Films of John Ford
Secaucus, NJ, 1979

David Zinman
50 Classic Motion Pictures, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
New York, 1970

The Grapes of Wrath
United States 1940

Directed by

Dorris Bowdon
Zeffie Tilbury
Frank Sully
Frank Darien
Darryl Hickman
Shirley Mills
Roger Imhof
Grant Mitchell
Charles D. Brown
Harry Tyler
William Pawley
Selmer Jackson
Eddy Waller
Paul Guilfoyle
Cliff Clark
Frank Faylen
Adrian Morris
Robert Homans
Trevor Bardette
Harry Tenbrook
Inez Palange
Ted Oliver
Barney Gilmore
Robert J. Anderson
George P. Breakston
Jim Corey
Wally Albright
Gino Corrado
Ben Hall
Ralph Dunn
David Kirkland
Rex Lease
Frank O'Connor
Frank Newburg
Pat Flaherty
John Dilson
Joe Bordeaux
Norman Willis
Harry Strang
Jack Pennick
Harry Cording
Erville Alderson


Country:United States

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