About

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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Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay)
John Steinbeck (Author)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book oklahoma california farm road movie jail capitalism great depression ex-detainee

Photos

Lists

#220 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#166 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#23 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Jane Darwell

Oscar for Best Director John Ford

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Henry Fonda

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Nunnally Johnson