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The adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of dirt-poor Dust Bowl migrants by 4-time Oscar-winning director John Ford starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, who opens the movie returning to his Oklahoma home after serving jail time for manslaughter. En route, Tom meets family friend Casey (John Carradine), a former preacher who warns Tom that dust storms, crop failures, and new agricultural methods have financially decimated the once prosperous Oklahoma farmland. Upon returning to his family farm, Tom is greeted by his mother (Oscar-winner Jane Darwell), who tells him that the family is packing up for the "promised land" of California. Warned that they shouldn't expect a warm welcome in California--they've already seen the caravan of dispirited farmers, heading back home after striking out at finding work--the Joads push on all the same.

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Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride and Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw
U.K. prologue
Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker as seen on Biography on the A&E Network
Restoration comparison
Original theatrical trailer
Still gallery
Fox Movietone News: 1934 - Worst Drought in Many Years Hits Middle West, Midwest Drought Distress Becomes National Disaster, Outlaws; 1941 - Roosevelt Lauds Motion Pictures at Academy Fete

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