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The Resource The grapes of wrath, 20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; by John Steinbeck ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)

The grapes of wrath, 20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; by John Steinbeck ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)

Label
The grapes of wrath
Title
The grapes of wrath
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; by John Steinbeck ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by John Ford
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" is a left-wing parable, directed by a right-wing American director, about how a sharecropper's son, a barroom brawler, is converted into a union organizer. Tom Joad, paroled convict, returns to his family farm in Oklahoma, only to learn the Joads have been "tractored off the land" and are joining the desperate migration to California. The grand Westward movement of American settlement finds small shareholders forced off their land by bankers and big landholders. "The Grapes of Wrath" expresses the nation's rage about the Depression in poetic, Biblical terms, and shows half a nation with the economic rug pulled out from under it. The story--about the resiliency and courage of "the people"--is built on a foundation of fear: Fear of losing jobs, land, and self-respect. To those who have felt that fear, have gone hungry or been homeless, it will never become dated, while today its sense of injustice is perhaps even more relevant
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1940 Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role--Jane Darwell; Best Director--John Ford; 1989, placed on the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board, USA.
Cataloging source
CGB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Gregg Toland ; musical direction, Alfred Newman ; art direction, Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk ; film editor, Robert Simpson ; costumes, Gwen Wakeling
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1940
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed captioned
PerformerNote
Cast: Henry Fonda (Tom Joad), Jane Darwell (Ma Joad), Charley Grapewin (Grandpa), Dorris Bowdon (Rosasharn), John Carradine (Casy), Russell Simpson (Pa Joad), O.Z. Whitehead (Al), John Qualen (Muley), Eddie Quillan (Connie), Zeffie Tilbury (Grandma), Frank Sully (Noah), Frank Darien (Uncle John), Darryl Hickman (Winfield), Shirley Mills (Ruth Joad), Roger Imhof (Thomas), Grant Mitchell (Caretaker), Charles D. Brown (Wilkie), John Arledge (Davis), Ward Bond (Policeman), Harry Tyler (Bert), William Pawley (Bill), Charles Tannen (Joe), Selmar Jackson (Inspection officer), Charles Middleton (Leader), Eddie Waller (Proprietor), Paul Guilfoyle (Floyd), David Hughes (Frank), Cliff Clark (City man), Joseph Sawyer (Bookkeeper), Frank Faylen (Tim), Adrian Morris (Agent), Hollis Jewel (Muley's son), Robert Homans (Spencer), Irving Bacon (Driver), Kitty McHugh (Mae)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1973
  • 1902-1979
  • 1905-1982
  • 1880-1967
  • 1869-1956
  • 1877-1959
  • 1899-1987
  • 1907-1990
  • 1863-1950
  • 1902-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ford, John
  • Zanuck, Darryl Francis
  • Johnson, Nunnally
  • Fonda, Henry
  • Darwell, Jane
  • Grapewin, Charles
  • Bowdon, Dorris
  • Carradine, John
  • Simpson, Russell
  • Whitehead, O. Z
  • Qualen, John
  • Quillan, Eddie
  • Tilbury, Zeffie
  • Toland, Gregg
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
129
Series statement
Ford at Fox collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Rural families
  • Depressions
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Labor camps
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Oklahoma
  • California
  • Steinbeck, John
Technique
live action
Label
The grapes of wrath, 20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; by John Steinbeck ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Double-sided disc with feature presentation (Side A) and special features (Side B)
  • Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
  • Special features, Side A: Commentary by Joseph McBride (film scholar) and Susan Shillinglaw (John Steinbeck scholar) [audio feature]; UK prologue [added to complete film] (2 min.); Side B featurettes: Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck, 20th Century Filmmaker (45 min.); Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone News (9 min.); Still gallery [slide show]; Studio Classics [Previews] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles -- Hitchin' a ride -- Losing the call -- Emptiness -- Muley's story -- Hidin' out -- California promise -- Joad reunion -- Letting go -- "I belong here!" -- Don't look back -- Employment qualification -- Ten cent loaf -- California border -- Driving through the desert -- Beautiful valley -- Fair share -- Business practices -- No more Okies -- Job -- Uprising -- "Nothing to trust" -- Gone for good -- Stroke of luck -- Word of warning -- Dance night -- Red River Valley -- On the trail -- "I'll be everywhere" -- Good-bye -- Twenty days work -- "We're the people that live."
Control code
ocn264058085
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543482642
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1264526
  • (OCoLC)264058085
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; full frame presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The grapes of wrath, 20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; by John Steinbeck ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Double-sided disc with feature presentation (Side A) and special features (Side B)
  • Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
  • Special features, Side A: Commentary by Joseph McBride (film scholar) and Susan Shillinglaw (John Steinbeck scholar) [audio feature]; UK prologue [added to complete film] (2 min.); Side B featurettes: Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck, 20th Century Filmmaker (45 min.); Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone News (9 min.); Still gallery [slide show]; Studio Classics [Previews] (13 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles -- Hitchin' a ride -- Losing the call -- Emptiness -- Muley's story -- Hidin' out -- California promise -- Joad reunion -- Letting go -- "I belong here!" -- Don't look back -- Employment qualification -- Ten cent loaf -- California border -- Driving through the desert -- Beautiful valley -- Fair share -- Business practices -- No more Okies -- Job -- Uprising -- "Nothing to trust" -- Gone for good -- Stroke of luck -- Word of warning -- Dance night -- Red River Valley -- On the trail -- "I'll be everywhere" -- Good-bye -- Twenty days work -- "We're the people that live."
Control code
ocn264058085
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543482642
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1264526
  • (OCoLC)264058085
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; full frame presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
DVD

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