The Grapes of Wrath parents guide

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.

Release date March 15, 1940

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

Why is The Grapes of Wrath rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated The Grapes of Wrath Not Rated

Run Time: 129 minutes

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The Grapes of Wrath
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Grapes of Wrath rated Not Rated? The Grapes of Wrath is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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.

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The Grapes of Wrath
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Grapes of Wrath"

Cast and Crew

The Grapes of Wrath is directed by John Ford and stars Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Russell Simpson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Grapes of Wrath movie is June 4, 2012. Here are some details…

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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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.