Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road (1941)

ON THE SCREEN AT LAST! The Picture you've waited eight years to see...Picturized by the men who gave you "GRAPES OF WRATH"

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1941-02-20
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 17 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Language: Español
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 17 Ratings


Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of sharecroppers live in rural Georgia where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a bank's plans to take over the land for more profitable farming.

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  • Charley Grapewin

    as Jeeter Lester
  • Marjorie Rambeau

    as Sister Bessie Rice
  • Gene Tierney

    as Ellie May Lester
  • William Tracy

    as Dude Lester
  • Elizabeth Patterson

    as Ada Lester
  • Dana Andrews

    as Capt. Tim Harmon
  • Slim Summerville

    as Henry Peabody
  • Ward Bond

    as Lov Bensey
  • Grant Mitchell

    as George Payne
  • Zeffie Tilbury

    as Grandma Lester
  • Spencer Charters

    as County Clerk
  • Russell Simpson

    as Chief of Police
  • Dorothy Adams

    as Susie Mae (uncredited)
  • Mae Marsh

    as County Clerk's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Jack Pennick

    as Policeman
  • Charles Halton

    as Mayor
  • George Chandler

    as Hotel Desk Clark
  • Harry Tyler

    as Car Salesman
  • Irving Bacon

    as Bank Teller
Art James Basevi Art Direction
Directing John Ford Director
Writing Nunnally Johnson Screenplay
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Editing Barbara McLean Editor
Camera Arthur C. Miller Director of Photography
Sound David Buttolph Music
Writing Erskine Caldwell Novel
Writing Jack Kirkland Theatre Play