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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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The Grapes of Wrath is rated Not Rated:

Director: John Ford
Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Russell Simpson
Studio: 1940 Twentieth Century Fox / MGM Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

Henry Fonda established himself as a young actor worth watching with his gritty portrayal of Tom Joad in the classic movie Grapes of Wrath. Fresh out of prison for a… 
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Why Is The Grapes of Wrath Rated Not Rated?

Violence: In the opening scenes, a man discusses his time in prison for murder. Law… 
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As well as being broke financially, many of the characters in this story have broken… 
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Henry Fonda stars as the father of a blended family when his character falls in… 
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