American Playhouse: Season 10, Episode 2

The Grapes of Wrath (22 Mar. 1991)

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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.


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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Deakins ...
First Narrator / Car Salesman / The Man Going Back / Weedpatch Camp Director / Mr. Wainwright
Keith Kirk ...
Car Dealer
James Noah ...
Christopher M. Russo ...
Al Joad (as Christopher Michaels)
Rick Snyder ...
Car Salesman / Floyd Knowles


A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

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Did You Know?


Terry Kinney was nominated for the 1990 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "The Grapes of Wrath" and recreated the role in this production. See more »


Version of The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »


Yes Sir, That's My Baby
by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Used by permission of Donaldson Publishing Co. & Gilbert Keyes Music Co.
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Beautifully rendered stage adaptation
26 April 2005 | by (Marin County, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully rendered stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, created by Frank Galati and Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company and originally presented by PBS's Great Performances, directed for television by Kirk Browning. Gary Sinise and Lois Smith are terrific as Tom and Ma Joad and the entire cast makes incredible use of an almost-bare stage to create the world of the 1930s dust bowl. Notably, this production also restores the original (stunningly moving) ending of Steinbeck's novel, changed in the 1940 John Ford film for censorship reasons. Truly an ensemble piece, one only wishes it was available on home video -- ask Broadway Theatre Archive and/or Kultur DVD to make this one available, as they have so many other PBS Great Performances shows.

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