A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.

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Viola Barlow
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Lyle Barlow
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Wanda Trimpin
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Betty
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Mr. Barlow
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Molly Barlow
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Hec Campbell
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Tom Trimpin
Dinah Englund ...
Billie Jean Barlow
Brad Sullivan ...
Johnson
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Claudia McNeil ...
Rose Daw
Tom Rosqui ...
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Dolph Sweet ...
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Mari Gorman ...
Miss Travers
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The Barlows are a family of migrant workers who travel from city to city looking for work. The son wishes he could settle down. He meets a girl who wishes to escape her small town life. They both make plans but there are forces working against them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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3 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Aufbruch ins Glück  »

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As emotionally powerful as "The Grapes Of Wrath"
17 June 2000 | by (Savannah, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Recommended by a friend, I reluctantly watched this film, dreading the thought of watching familiar actors reenact the Joad family. Instead, I was mesmerized by a life made real by the extraordinary talents of Cloris Leachman and Ron Howard. This IS the Joad family, as they existed in more recent times in the South. The film continues to haunt my thoughts years later.


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