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1st movie preview of "The Grapes of Wrath"...

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January 25, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 25, 1940

* Original "The grapes of Wrath" review
* Henry Fonda & Jane Darwell - John Ford
* American drama film - movie - John Steinbeck
* Oklahoma migrant workers - Highway 66

Page 17 has the first movie review by the Times of what is considered one of the greatest films of all time, The Grapes of Wrath. The review is headed: "Twentieth Century-Fox Shows a Flawless Film Edition of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," With Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, at the Rivoli". The review includes a photo of Fonda and Darwell, and also on a very small advertisement for the film playing at the "Rivoli" (see images). This movie premiered in NYC on Oct. 24, the day before.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 42 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century