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The Grapes of Wrath

Based on a novel by John Steinbeck, this classic 1940s film looks at the desperation of a young convict (Henry Fonda) and his family (Ma and Pa are played by Jane Darwell and Russell Simpson) as they try to scratch out a living in the dust bowl of America during the Dirty 30s. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 129
Theater Release: 15 Mar 1940
Video Release: 04 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Henry Fonda stars as the father of a blended family when his character falls in love with a widowed mother of eight in the 1968 film Yours, Mine and Ours. Other movies that deal with the Great Depression include O Brother, Where Art Thou? , It’s a Wonderful Life, and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

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Home Video Notes: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath releases on Blu-ray on June 5, 2012.

The Grapes Of Wrath is part of the Literary Classics DVD Collection, releasing on September 7, 2010, from Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment.

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