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John Steinbeck
   wrote   
The Grapes of Wrath
Pulitizer Prize winner, 1940. Also viewed as an impassioned defense for (or a dire prophecy regarding) the inevitable rise of the American Communist Party.
1940
   saw the release of   
The Grapes of Wrath
Starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad and tells the story of the family's pilgrimage during the Great Depression.
The Grapes of Wrath
   was written by   
John Steinbeck
1940
Jane Darwell
   for her role in   
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
As Ma Joad
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
   starred   
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine
Director: John Ford
The Grapes of Wrath
   begins   
To the Red Country and Part of the Gray Country of Oklahoma...
To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. - John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
   contains the line   
"Wherever There's a Fight So Hungry People Can Eat, I'll Be There."
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
   starred   
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: John Ford. Won Oscars for Best Director & Actress in a Supporting Role & 4 nominations. National Film Preservation Board, USA 'National Film Registry Award' 1989.
The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
   was banned by   
The U.S.A.
California,1939. Made Californians look bad. Was burned in 1938 St. Louis on the grounds that “vulgar words were used". It was also banned in 1980 Iowa, and challenged in 1991 Greenville, SC schools because the book "uses the name of God and Jesus in a vain and profane manner", along with "inappropriate sexual references".
John Ford
   directed the film   
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
   was titled from the literary source   
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Julia Ward Howe
The Grapes of Wrath
   ends   
"She Looked up and Across the Barn, and Her Lips Came Together and Smiled Mysteriously."
John Steinbeck






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