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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Rome’s Capitol Theatre will screen a six-movie series, The Great American Novel, in the 1928 auditorium beginning September 24. Presented in conjunction with Jervis Public Library and the Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, the series will focus on critically-acclaimed American movies based on classic American novels.

John Ford directed and Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, and John Carradine star in the film adaptation of the controversial John Steinbeck best-seller that looks at a family of displaced “Oakies” who are forced to relocate from the “Dust Bowl” to California during the Great Depression. Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide says the story is, “Lovingly brought to the screen. Fonda, as ex-con, is unforgettable in role of his life.” Oscars included Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Darwell).

Please note: although the movies are rated for general audiences, parents and guardians should use their discretion, recognizing that all the movies have moments of intensity that could prove disturbing for young children.

Runtime: 129 Minutes
Rating: PG
Language: English
Format: Digital Print
Venue: Capitol Theatre

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