Tobacco Road (film)

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Tobacco Road is a 1941 American comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney and William Tracy. It was based on the 1932 novel of the same name by Erskine Caldwell and the 1933 Broadway play that Jack Kirkland adapted from the novel.[1] The plot was rewritten for the film by Nunnally Johnson, who had worked with Ford on The Grapes of Wrath the previous year; the plot was altered to fit Production Code demands for a lighter tone while retaining plot elements.[2]

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Tobacco Road
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Ford
Screenplay byNunnally Johnson
Based on
Tobacco Road
1932 novel
Tobacco Road
1933 play
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Edited byBarbara McLean
Music byDavid Buttolph
Color processBlack and white
20th Century Fox
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 7, 1941 (1941-03-07)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,900,000 (US) (1973)