The Grapes of Wrath (1940, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell)
Tom Joad’s travels and travails during the first Great Depression. Based on the novel by John Steinbeck. Gritty, realistic account of extreme poverty, hopelessness and hope. Fonda’s acting is as superb as the script. Memorable quote: “Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain't no good and they die out. But we keep coming. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, because we're the people.”
Movie review excerpted from Front Row Activist by Laura Loper and Bob Maschi, a Peace and Freedom Party registrant.