Adapted, and politically softened, from John Steinbeck’s novel, John Ford’s saga of the Depression years still packs a punch.
Fleeing the ’30s Oklahoma dustbowl, Henry Fonda’s Tom Joad leadshis Okie farming family to the promised land of California – only to encounter hostility, violence and police brutality.
Ford picked up an Oscar, as did Jane Darwell as Ma, but Fonda certainly deserved one for a sheer presence that goes beyond acting, as did Gregg Toland for his lyrical photography.
OK, some of the ‘poetic’ dialogue gets a little self-conscious, but there’s a raw, burning sense of injustice that carries it through.
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