Picture from The Grapes of Wrath
Overall A-

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is The Grapes of Wrath rated Not Rated?

Official MPAA Rating: The Grapes of Wrath is rated Not Rated for

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Violence: In the opening scenes, a man discusses his time in prison for murder. Law enforcement agents threaten the family and later a man drives a large machine through their property, destroying their house. A group of men engage in a fistfight; at least one character is killed when weapons are drawn. A character kills another man with a large stick. A group of locals attempt to start a fight at a dance. Characters are chased and threatened. Older characters die during a journey across the country.

Sexual Content: Two men tease a young wife about her pregnancy.

Language: Brief, mild derogatory comments are made.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Repeated alcohol and cigarette/cigar use is shown.

Other: Men desert their families.