The Grapes of Wrath.
Directed by John Ford. Performances by Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Dorris Bowdon, Charley Grapewin. 20th Century Fox, 1940. Drama. 129 min. Not rated.
John Ford's powerful adaptation of the John Steinbeck classic about a destitute farm family migrating from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to "the promised land," California, during the Great Depression. Henry Fonda stars and Jane Darwell won a Supporting Actress Oscar as Ma Joad, the soft-spoken, determined matriarch of the clan. Ford won am Oscar for his directing.