The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Joads step right out of the pages of the novel that has shocked millions!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1940-03-15
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 884 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Ford
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Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

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  • Henry Fonda

    as Tom Joad
  • Jane Darwell

    as Ma Joad
  • John Carradine

    as Casy
  • Charley Grapewin

    as Grandpa Joad
  • Dorris Bowdon

    as Rosasharn
  • Russell Simpson

    as Pa Joad
  • O. Z. Whitehead

    as Al Joad
  • John Qualen

    as Muley Graves
  • Eddie Quillan

    as Connie Rivers
  • Zeffie Tilbury

    as Grandma Joad
  • Frank Sully

    as Noah
  • Frank Darien

    as Uncle John
  • Darryl Hickman

    as Winfield
  • Shirley Mills

    as Ruth Joad
  • Roger Imhof

    as Thomas
  • Grant Mitchell

    as Caretaker
  • Charles D. Brown

    as Wilkie
  • John Arledge

    as Davis
  • Harry Tyler

    as Bert
  • William Pawley

    as Bill
  • Charles Tannen

    as Joe
  • Selmer Jackson

    as Inspection Officer
  • Charles Middleton

    as Leader
  • Eddy Waller

    as Proprietor
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Floyd
  • David Hughes

    as Frank
  • Cliff Clark

    as City Man
  • Joe Sawyer

    as Bookkeeper
  • Frank Faylen

    as Tim
  • Adrian Morris

    as Agent
  • Hollis Jewell

    as Muley's Son
  • Robert Homans

    as Spencer
  • Irving Bacon

    as Driver
  • Kitty McHugh

    as Mae
  • Gino Corrado

    as Chef (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Francis Ford

    as (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
  • Herbert Heywood

    as Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
  • Mae Marsh

    as Muley's Wife (uncredited)
  • Dan White

    as Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp (uncredited)
  • Wally Albright

    as Boy Who Bragged of Eating Chicken (uncredited)
  • Erville Alderson

    as Arkansas Storekeeper (uncredited)
  • Robert J. Anderson

    as Hungry Boy (uncredited)
  • Arthur Aylesworth

    as Father (uncredited)
  • Trevor Bardette

    as Jule - Bouncer at Dance (uncredited)
  • Joe Bordeaux

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • George P. Breakston

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Buster Brodie

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Delmar Costello

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • W.H. Davis

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Emily Gerdes

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Barney Gilmore

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Edna Hall

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Charles Herzinger

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Harry Holden

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • David Kirkland

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Lillian Lawrence

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Scotty Mattraw

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Frank Newburg

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Walter Perry

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Rose Plumer

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Al Stewart

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Charles Thurston

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • D.H. Turner

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • John Wallace

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Charles West

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Russ Clark

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • James Flavin

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Philip Morris

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Max Wagner

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Harry Cording

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Ralph Dunn

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Bob Reeves

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Lee Shumway

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Paul Sutton

    as Deputy (uncredited)
  • William Haade

    as Deputy with shogun (uncredited)
  • Frank O'Connor

    as Deputy #1 (uncredited)
  • Harry Tenbrook

    as Deputy / Troublemaker (uncredited)
  • Tom Tyler

    as Deputy Handcuffing Casy (uncredited)
  • Thornton Edwards

    as Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
  • Rex Lease

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Ben Hall

    as Gas Station Attendant in Bakersfield (uncredited)
  • Louis Mason

    as Man in Camp (uncredited)
  • Walter McGrail

    as Gang Leader (uncredited)
  • Walter Miller

    as New Mexico Border Guard (uncredited)
  • George O'Hara

    as Clerk (uncredited)
  • Ted Oliver

    as State Policeman (uncredited)
  • Inez Palange

    as Woman in Camp (uncredited)
  • Steve Pendleton

    as Gas Station Attendant #2 in Needles (uncredited)
  • Robert Shaw

    as Gas Station Attendant #1 in Needles (uncredited)
  • Jack Pennick

    as Camp Helper (uncredited)
  • Dick Rich

    as Keene Ranch Guard (uncredited)
  • Gloria Roy

    as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Peggy Ryan

    as Hungry Girl (uncredited)
  • Georgia Simmons

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Harry Strang

    as Fred - Trucker #2 at Diner (uncredited)
  • Glen Walters

    as Woman Who Gets Shot (uncredited)
  • Norman Willis

    as Joe - Shot at Floyd (uncredited)
  • Bill Wolfe

    as Square-Dance Caller (uncredited)
  • Waclaw Rekwart

    as Migrant (uncredited)
  • Josephine Allen

    as Migrant
  • John Binns

    as Migrant
  • Leon Brace

    as Migrant
  • Henry Brahe

    as Migrant
  • Scotty Brown

    as Migrant
  • Hal Budlong

    as Migrant
  • Nora Bush

    as Migrant
  • Shirley Coates

    as Girl in Migrant Camp
  • Cal Cohen

    as Migrant
  • Cecil Cook

    as Migrant
  • Jim Corey

    as Buck Jackson - Witness at Dance
  • Jane Crowley

    as Migrant
  • Helen Dean

    as Migrant
  • John Dilson

    as Bookseller
  • Lillian Drew

    as Migrant
  • Ward Bond

    as (uncredited)
Camera Gregg Toland Director of Photography
Writing John Steinbeck Author
Directing John Ford Director
Writing Nunnally Johnson Screenplay
Production Nunnally Johnson Associate Producer
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Sound Alfred Newman Original Music Composer
Editing Robert L. Simpson Editor
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Art Mark-Lee Kirk Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gwen Wakeling Costume Design
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound Designer
Sound George Leverett Sound Designer
Sound Edmund H. Hansen Sound Designer
Sound Robert Parrish Sound Effects Editor
Production Ralph Dietrich Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Sam Benson Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gustaf Norin Makeup Department Head
Crew Otto Brower Second Unit
Camera Cliff Shirpser Camera Supervisor
Directing Edward O'Fearna Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Charles Gemora Makeup Artist
Directing Wingate Smith Assistant Director
Camera Bert Shipman Camera Operator
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Lighting Bill McLellan Gaffer
Art William Sittel Assistant Property Master
Production Bernard McEveety Unit Production Manager