The adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of dirt-poor Dust Bowl migrants by 4-time Oscar-winning director John Ford starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, who opens the movie returning to his Oklahoma home after serving jail time for manslaughter. En route, Tom meets family friend Casey (John Carradine), a ...Read MoreThe adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of dirt-poor Dust Bowl migrants by 4-time Oscar-winning director John Ford starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, who opens the movie returning to his Oklahoma home after serving jail time for manslaughter. En route, Tom meets family friend Casey (John Carradine), a former preacher who warns Tom that dust storms, crop failures, and new agricultural methods have financially decimated the once prosperous Oklahoma farmland. Upon returning to his family farm, Tom is greeted by his mother (Oscar-winner Jane Darwell), who tells him that the family is packing up for the "promised land" of California. Warned that they shouldn't expect a warm welcome in California--they've already seen the caravan of dispirited farmers, heading back home after striking out at finding work--the Joads push on all the same. Their first stop is a wretched migrant camp, full of starving children and surrounded by armed guards. Further down the road, the Joads drive into an idyllic government camp, with clean lodging, indoor plumbing, and a self-governing clientele. When Tom ultimately bids goodbye to his mother, who asks him where he'll go, he delivers the film's most famous speech: "I'll be all around...Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat...Whenever there's a cop beating a guy, I'll be there...And when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build. I'll be there too." Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charles Grapewin, Doris Bowden. Good. No packaging as issued. Language: English. Run time: 129 mins. Originally released: 1940. Ex-Library VHS in clear plastic case 1940 winner of 2 academy awards. Best supporting Actress-Jane Darwell and Best Director-John Ford B&W 128 minutes The years have not lessened the impact of Oscar winning director John Ford's 1940 screen version of John Steinbeck's powerful novel. From its early scenes of Dust Bowl desolation to Ma Joad's triumphant closing words, this saga of the Joad family and its struggle to reestablish roots in California during the Depression remains a movie masterpiece. In the performance that would resonate throughout the rest of his career. Henry Fonda plays Tom Joad, a common man who confronts the forces of nature and hate with uncommon valor. "I'll be everywhere, " Joan says in the famous soliloquy that spells out his commitment to social justice. Decades later, that "everywhere" included some loft heights. in an American Film Institute list of the all-time best American films, The grapes of Wrath was among the Top 10
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charles Grapewin, Doris Bowden. Run time: 129 mins. Originally released: 1940. Language: English. Tape played well from start to finish when checked, original uncut sleeve shows little discernable cover wear, no remainder marks, not ex-library nor ex-rental.
Very good. Previously used-VHS and case look good-Old style, oversized cardboard case with insert, all in good condition-Guaranteed-Fast shipping-1983 release(CBS/FOX VIDEO) of 1940 copyright film-129 minutes.
An excellent record of how life during the depression in the USA affected ordinary family life as a whole-and how everyone was eventually forced to make common sacrificed-as a whole-just in order to get by-in a vast period of economic uncertainty and social upheaveal ,etc.
Oct 24, 2010
A MUST SEE!
A WONDERFUL FILM. A GOOD ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION--READ THE BOOK, TOO.
Mar 25, 2010
Movie as good as the book
This is one case where the movie, The Grapes of Wrath, is to this viewer as good as the book. This black and white film depicts faithfully John Steinbeck's impressions of the plight of those dustbowl victims and other depressed areas coming to California to find the golden life. It depicts the good and bad of human nature.