"Well, maybe it's like Casy says. A
fella ain't got a soul of his own, just a little piece of a big soul - the one
big soul that belongs to ever'body. Then...then, it don't matter. I'll be all
around in the dark. I'll be ever' - where - wherever you can look. Wherever
there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop
beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad
- I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's
ready. An' when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise, and livin' in the
houses they build - I'll be there, too."
~ Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is director John
Ford's most famous black and white epic drama - the classic adaptation of John
Steinbeck's 1940 Pulitzer Prize-winning, widely-read 1939 novel.
The title of the film was taken from the
Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward Howe."Mine eyes have seen the
glory of the coming of the Lord, He is trampling out the vintage where the
grapes of wrath are stored, He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible
swift sword, His truth is marching on"
The Greatest Films Review by Tim
Dirks, "The Grapes of Wrath (1940)"