The Grapes of Wrath
Rated Parental Guidance ~ Runs 126 minutes
Dir.: John Ford, 1940
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine
Part of The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen film series.
Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10, or visit here for advance tickets. For movies in the same week (in the special program by L'Ipéen & The Charlottetown Film Society), keep your ticket from the first show you see for a $5 discount on the others.
The Grapes of Wrath is widely considered as one of the greatest American films of all time. In 1989, this film was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." It was based on John Steinbeck's 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
"An outstanding adaptation of an iconic book of dubious merit. John Ford, master of the American Western, takes a 20th century odyssey and portrays it flawlessly. The Grapes of Wrath is harrowing and relentless in the way it attacks the characters and viewers with harsh reality. But it is also a powerful tribute to the grit and perseverance of the salt of the earth." - Aaron Hubbard
Best Supporting Actress, Jane Darwell as Ma Joad.
Best Director, John Ford.