, still struggling to became a big Hollywood star, tried to avoid being a contract player for 20th Century-Fox because he wanted the ability to independently choose his own projects (an increasing number of stars at the time were trying to gain such independence). But when the much-coveted part of Tom Joad was offered to him, Fonda hesitantly gave in and signed a contract to work with the studio for seven years because he knew it would be the role of a lifetime. See more
I been thinking about us, too, about our people living like pigs and good rich land layin' fallow. Or maybe one guy with a million acres and a hundred thousand farmers starvin'. And I been wonderin' if all our folks got together and yelled...
Oh, Tommy, they'd drag you out and cut you down just like they done to Casy.
They'd drag me anyways. Sooner or later they'd get me for one thing if not for another. Until then...
Tommy, you're not aimin' to kill nobody.
No, Ma, not that. That ain't it. ...
Red River Valley
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Henry Fonda
at the dance See more