THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940, USA, 129 minutes, 35mm, Criterion Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox Directed by John Ford Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson Based on John Steinbeck's novel Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Shirley Mills, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan Music by Alfred Newman Cinematography by Gregg Toland Fri: 8:00 pm only; Sat: 4:30 & 8:00 pm
"The Grapes of Wrath was often named the greatest American film, until it was dethroned by the re-release of Citizen Kane." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Grapes of Wrath is just about as good as any picture has a right to be; if it were any better, we just wouldn't believe our eyes." - Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Movies will probably go on improving and broadening themselves; but in any event, The Grapes of Wrath is the most mature picture story that has ever been made, in feeling, in purpose, and in the use of the medium." - Otis Ferguson, The New Republic
"****. One of the great American films, an uncompromising adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about impoverished Okie farmers making the trek to California during the Depression, where the good life they've hoped for is well out of reach. Fonda is great in his defining role as an ex-con whose social conscience is aroused; Darwell is unforgettable as the matriarch Ma Joad. She and Ford won well deserved Oscars." - Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
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