The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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Directed by: John Ford
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin
The Grapes of Wrath ranked # 21 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
The Grapes of Wrath is a work of fiction written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and it is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes.
The celebrated Hollywood film version was made in 1940, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.
John Ford won the Academy Award for Directing, as did Jane Darwell
for Best Supporting Actress. Other nominations were for Best Picture, Henry Fonda for Best Actor, Robert L. Simpson for Best Film Editing, Edmund H. Hansen for Best Sound Recording, and Nunnally Johnson for Best Screenplay Writing.
This film has subsequently been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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