The Grapes of Wrath script
Synopsis: A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

DRIVER:

Been doin' a job?

TOM:

Yeah.

DRIVER:

I seen your hands. You been swinging

a pick or a sledge--that shines up

your hands. I notice little things

like that all the time.

(After a pause)

Got a trade?

TOM:

(evenly)

Why don't you get to it, buddy?

DRIVER:

(uneasily)

Get to what?

TOM:

You know what I mean. You been givin'

me a goin' over ever since I got in.

Whyn't you go on and ask me where I

been?

DRIVER:

I don't stick my nose in nobody's

business.

TOM:

Naw--not much!

DRIVER:

(a little frightened)

I stay in my own yard.

TOM:

(without emotion)

Listen. That big nose of yours been

goin' over me like a sheep in a

vegetable patch. But I ain't keepin'

it a secret. I been in the

penitentiary. Been there four years.

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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. more…

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