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The Grapes of Wrath


Mar 15, 1940

Latest Home Video

Jun 04, 2012

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


John Ford


Henry Fonda
Jane Darwell
Russell Simpson


1940 Twentieth Century Fox / MGM Home Entertainment

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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.

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Why Is The Grapes of Wrath Rated Not Rated?

The Grapes of Wrath is rated Not Rated

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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.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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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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