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On two occasions men's bare shoulders are briefly seen: once while in the water, and once while sleeping. Neither is sexualized

A man is clubbed in the head; he dies (the scene is at night and not bloody). Tom is hit over the head and survives he collapes in the doorway of his motel room with his family. The next morning the wound on his right cheek is seen breifly.

Grampa Joad dies of a heart attack.

Granma Joad dies but we don't know how though. A woman is shot by a sherrif while the other men are trying to control the police. Casy tells them that he hit the sherrif that made him 'talk back'.

The word 'jackassin' is used

Some scenes with cigerette smoking.

The Joads including Tom have to avoid being caught by the local sherriffs. They try to hide the crimes that they did and accuse somebody else.

Starvation is a constant theme.

Argentina:13 / Australia:PG (DVD rating) / Australia:G (original rating) / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Canada:PG (video rating) / Finland:K-12 (2014) (TV rating) / Finland:K-16 (1941) / Germany:12 (DVD rating) / Portugal:M/12 (re-release) / South Korea:12 / Soviet Union:(Banned) / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) / USA:Approved (certificate #5789) / West Germany:12 (f)

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