The Grapes of Wrath quotes

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The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.

Director: John Ford
Writer: Nunnally Johnson (screen play), John Steinbeck (based on the novel by)
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Genre: drama, history
Year: 1940
MetaScore: 96/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 15 Mar 1940
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.

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Tom Joad - Henry Fonda
Ma Joad - Jane Darwell
Jim Casy - John Carradine
Grandpa Joad - Charley Grapewin
Rosasharn Rivers - Dorris Bowdon
Pa Joad - Russell Simpson
Al Joad - O.Z. Whitehead
Muley Bates - John Qualen
Connie Rivers - Eddie Quillan
Grandma Joad - Zeffie Tilbury
Noah Joad - Frank Sully
Uncle John Joad - Frank Darien
Winfield Joad - Darryl Hickman
Ruthie Joad - Shirley Mills
Thomas - Roger Imhof
Caretaker - Grant Mitchell
Davis - John Arledge
Needles Policeman - Ward Bond
Inspection Officer (as Selmar Jackson) - Selmer Jackson
Roadblock Leader - Charles Middleton
Proprietor (as Eddie Waller) - Eddy Waller
Frank - David Hughes
City Man - Cliff Clark
Keene Ranch Foreman (as Joseph Sawyer) - Joe Sawyer
Fake Hiring Agent - Adrian Morris
Muley's Son - Hollis Jewell
Spencer - Robert Homans
Truck Driver - Irving Bacon
Boy Who Bragged of Eating Chicken - Wally Albright
Arkansas Storekeeper - Erville Alderson
Migrant - Josephine Allen
Hungry Boy - Robert J. Anderson
Migrant - Frank Atkinson
Jule - Bouncer at Dance - Trevor Bardette
Migrant - John Binns
Migrant - Joe Bordeaux
Migrant - Leon Brace
Migrant - Henry Brahe
Migrant - Buster Brodie
Migrant - Scotty Brown
Migrant - Hal Budlong
Migrant - Nora Bush
Guard - Russ Clark
Girl in Migrant Camp - Shirley Coates
Migrant - Cal Cohen
Migrant - Cecil Cook
Migrant - Tex Cooper
Deputy - Harry Cording
Buck Jackson - Witness at Dance - Jim Corey
Migrant - Delmar Costello
Migrant - Jane Crowley
Migrant - W.H. Davis
Migrant - Helen Dean
Bookseller - John Dilson
Migrant - Lillian Drew
Deputy - Ralph Dunn
Motorcycle Cop - Thornton Edwards
Migrant - Billy Elmer
Deputy - Pat Flaherty
Guard - James Flavin
Migrant - Francis Ford
Migrant - Emily Gerdes
Migrant - Tyler Gibson
Migrant - Barney Gilmore
Deputy with Shotgun - William Haade
Gas Station Attendant in Bakersfield - Ben Hall
Migrant - Dean Hall
Migrant - Edna Hall
Migrant - Don Hawks
Migrant - Sidney Hayes
Migrant - Cliff Herbert
Gas Station Attendant - Herbert Heywood
Migrant - Harry Holden
Migrant - E.J. Kaspar
Migrant - David Kirkland
Cop - Rex Lease
Migrant - Hazel Lollier
Muley's Wife - Mae Marsh
Man in Camp - Louis Mason
Migrant - Harry Matthews
Migrant - Scotty Mattraw
Gang Leader - Walter McGrail
Migrant - Jules Michelson
New Mexico Border Guard - Walter Miller
Migrant - Richard Neill
Migrant - Frank Newburg
Deputy #1 - Frank O'Connor
Migrant - L.F. O'Connor
State Policeman - Ted Oliver
Woman in Camp - Inez Palange
Gas Station Attendant #2 in Needles - Steve Pendleton
Camp Helper - Jack Pennick
Migrant - Walter Perry
Migrant - Walton Pindon
Migrant - Rose Plumer
Migrant - Chauncey Pyle
Deputy - Bob Reeves
Migrant - Gladys Rehfeld
Migrant - Waclaw Rekwart
Keene Ranch Guard - Dick Rich
Waitress - Gloria Roy
Hungry Girl - Peggy Ryan
Gas Station Attendant #1 in Needles - Robert Shaw
Deputy - Lee Shumway
Migrant - C.B. Steele
Migrant - Al Stewart
Deputy - Paul Sutton
Deputy / Troublemaker - Harry Tenbrook
Migrant - D.H. Turner
Deputy Handcuffing Casy - Tom Tyler
Migrant - Pearl Varvalle
Migrant - Eleanore Vogel
Guard - Max Wagner
Migrant - Harry Wallace
Migrant - John Wallace
Woman Who Gets Shot - Glen Walters
Migrant - Jack Walters
Migrant - Frank Watson
Migrant - Jim Welch
Migrant - Charles West
Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp - Dan White
Square-Dance Caller - Bill Wolfe
Migrant - Bill Worth